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Russian Bounties Further Strain Trump’s Bond With Veterans

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — They didn't like it when then-candidate Donald Trump criticized John McCain for being captured in combat. They were angrier when Trump, as commander in chief, abandoned Kurdish allies in the Middle East. And they were upset again last month w...
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Political Turmoil in Kabul Dogs Negotiations With Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — After months of deliberation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday announced his 21-member team to negotiate peace with the Taliban, only to have his political opponent reject it as not inclusive enough. The deal calls for the eventu...
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US, Taliban to Begin a Countdown to Afghan Peace Deal

ISLAMABAD — The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States on Feb. 29 to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin at midnight Friday, when a seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban goes in...
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US Says 2 Soldiers Killed, 6 Wounded in Afghanistan Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded in a so-called insider attack in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar province late Saturday when an Afghan dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire, the U.S. military said. In a statement, ...