Photo of Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province

Assaults by Taliban Raise Questions About US Plan for Peace

WASHINGTON — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That's raising questions about the viability of the American gam...

Negotiate With Taliban to End Afghan War: Zakaria

Recent news reports on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan have raised the possibility of future direct talks with the Taliban aimed at reaching a peace accord and allowing for the withdrawal of American troops from t...
Photo of West Point graduate and former U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Spenser Rapone

‘Commie Cadet’ Resigns From the U.S. Army

WATERTOWN, N.Y. — The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of ...
Illustration of US and Iran flags on a checkerboard

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Will Hurt Hopes for Democracy

Anyone who has seen the movie "Charlie Wilson's War" knows that a single congressman provided great help to the Afghan Mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Later, these same rebels would target the United States. "The academic literature is clea...

She Changes Lives. Here and Around the World.

One of Fresno's most remarkable people is fearless, compassionate and always ready to take on new challenges. She has been to war-torn Afghanistan nine times and can't wait to touch down there again. She's a...