Afghanistan

Pete Buttigieg
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Jeff Katz
January 16, 2020 - 10:45 am
Following the Democratic debate Tuesday night, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg continued his trend of not answering questions as he dodged questions from reporters on the spin room floor at Drake University. The 37-year-old presidential candidate made an appearance in the spin room after the...
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FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2019, file photo, an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
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December 27, 2019 - 2:48 pm
By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Special Forces soldier who died in Afghanistan this week was seizing a Taliban weapons cache when he was killed, the U.S. military said Friday. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Goble was with his unit when its members discovered an undisclosed...
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Jeff Katz
December 02, 2019 - 4:54 pm
Newsweek has fired the journalist who wrote the false story that President Donald Trump was busy "golfing" and "tweeting" on Thanksgiving Day, when he was actually making an unannounced trip to Afghanistan to spend the holiday with the troops. Jessica Kwong was reportedly fired Friday after...
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September 13, 2019 - 3:11 pm
By KATHY GANNON and JIM HEINTZ Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — A negotiating team from the Taliban arrived Friday in Russia, a representative said, just days after U.S. President Donald Trump declared dead a deal with the insurgent group in Afghanistan. Russian state news agency Tass cited the...
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September 10, 2019 - 5:24 pm
By CARA ANNA Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States. A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the...
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September 09, 2019 - 5:48 pm
By DEB RIECHMANN, MATTHEW LEE and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. peace talks with the Taliban are now "dead," President Donald Trump declared Monday, one day after he abruptly canceled a secret meeting he had arranged with Taliban and Afghan leaders aimed at ending America's...
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September 08, 2019 - 1:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Taliban spokesman contends that the insurgent group had finalized an Afghanistan peace deal with the United States and that both sides were satisfied. Suhail Shaheen in a tweet says that the government of Qatar, where the talks have taken place, was going to announce the...
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Jeff Katz
September 04, 2019 - 11:56 am
Despite skirting multiple media reports on the subject, it seems that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg did not see combat during his six-month deployment in Afghanistan, military news site Task and Purpose reports. "Some say you are a combat veteran if you have a Combat Action Ribbon (I do not),"...
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August 07, 2019 - 2:44 pm
By RAHIM FAIEZ and CARA ANNA, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban car bomb aimed at Afghan security forces ripped through a busy Kabul neighborhood on Wednesday, killing 14 people and wounding 145 — most of them women, children and other civilians — shortly after the extremist...
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July 01, 2019 - 12:32 pm
By AMIR SHAH and KATHY GANNON, Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban set off a powerful bomb in downtown Kabul on Monday, killing at least six people and wounding more than a hundred, and sending a cloud of smoke billowing over the Afghan capital. At least 26 children were among...
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