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Translator Who Told Fresno ‘You Guys Are My Last Hope’ Exits Afghanistan, Reaches U.S.

An Afghan man who provided translation services for since-retired Marine Maj. Terry Slatic during his tours in Afghanistan, as well as other U.S. troops, told Slatic and PowerTalk 96.7 radio host Trevor Carey on Tuesday that he feared for his life if he had to remain there now that the...

Trump Denies Calling US War Dead ‘Losers,’ ‘Suckers’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump defended himself Friday against accusations that he mocked American war dead as his Democratic rival, Joe Biden, intensified efforts to frame the election as a referendum on the president’s character. The allegations, sourced anonymously in The Atlantic, describe multiple offensive comments by the president toward...

Amazon, Microsoft Wage War Over Pentagon's 'War Cloud'

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing project would...

Our Wars Are Hidden Now, But the Costs Are Still Staggering

Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden are long dead. The Iraq War officially ended in 2011. But the Afghanistan War grinds on, 17 years and counting with no resolution in sight. It was on Oct. 7, 2001, that President George W. Bush — backed by Congress — ordered U.S. troops...

Republicans Join Democrats in Wanting US Out of Yemen

The push to end American support of the civil war in Yemen is gaining bipartisan traction in Congress. The legislation introduced Sept. 26 includes three Republican co-sponsors: Reps. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Walter Jones of North Carolina, and Raul Labrador of Idaho. “Congress never authorized military action in Yemen as our...

Pence Outlines US Space Force Plan for 'Next Battlefield'

WASHINGTON — Pointing to growing threats and competition from Russia and China, the White House on Thursday announced ambitious plans to create the U.S. Space Force as a sixth, separate military warfighting service by 2020. The proposal taps into the American public's long fascination with space — but with a...

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 the war-torn country. Following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the conflict has since become America's...

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