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US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces

Jul. 22, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important province of Kandahar, officials said Thursday. The strikes demonstrate U.S. intentions...

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have 'strategic momentum'

Jul. 21, 2021 22:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities, setting the stage for a decisive period in coming weeks as American forces complete their withdrawal, the top U.S. military officer...

South Korea to bring home sailors aboard virus-hit destroyer

Jul. 18, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Sunday sent military aircraft to replace the entire 301-member crew of a navy destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa after nearly 70 of them tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said. Two multi-role aerial...

Top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes post

Jul. 12, 2021 12:52 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan relinquished his position at a ceremony in the capital Kabul on Monday, taking the United States a step closer to ending its 20-year war. The move came as Taliban insurgents continue to gain territory across the country. ...

The top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes his command, prepares to depart, as America’s ‘forever war’ nears end

Jul. 12, 2021 08:57 AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The top US commander in Afghanistan relinquishes his command, prepares to depart, as America’s ‘forever war’ nears end.

‘Overdue’: Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan

Jul. 09, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden says the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan will end on Aug. 31, delivering an impassioned argument for exiting the nearly 20-year war without sacrificing more American lives even as he bluntly acknowledged there will be no “mission...

‘Overdue’: Biden sets Aug. 31 for US exit from Afghanistan

Jul. 08, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan will end on Aug. 31, delivering an impassioned argument for exiting the nearly 20-year war without sacrificing more American lives even as he bluntly acknowledged there will be no “mission...

Pentagon chief allows Naval Academy grad to pursue NFL job

Jul. 06, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Tuesday that the U.S. military will allow Naval Academy graduate Cameron Kinley to pursue a career in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Acting Navy Secretary Tom Harker had denied Kinley's request to delay his...

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn't tell new commander

Jul. 06, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. left Afghanistan's Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base's new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans' departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan...

Philippine military's worst air disaster kills 52, wounds 51

Jul. 05, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops found the last five dead from the crash of a transport aircraft in the south and two wounded survivors died Monday, raising the death toll to 52 in the military’s worst air disaster, officials said. The Lockheed C-130...