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7 U.S. Soldiers Wounded by Insider Attack in Afghanistan

Seven American soldiers were shot and wounded by an Afghan commando on Saturday, the second such insider attack in a week, according to Afghan officials. (more…)

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Pentagon Making Plans to Send Additional U.S. Troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon is making plans to send additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan. While the number is currently expected to be between 3,000 and 5,000 troops, the number is still being worked on, reports CBS News' national security correspondent David Martin. (more…)

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Trump Gives Mattis Authority to Determine Troop Levels in Afghanistan

President Trump has given Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to determine troop levels in Afghanistan, three administration officials said Tuesday, opening the door for sending more American forces to a war that the Pentagon chief acknowledged the United States was “not winning.” (more…)

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Accused NSA Leaker Who Wanted to ‘Burn the White House Down’ Denied Bond

The woman accused of leaking classified information once wrote she wanted "to burn the White House Down...find somewhere in Kurdistan to live," prompting prosecutors on Thursday to argue she would flee the country if she was released on bond. (more…)

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Death Toll in Kabul Bombing Rises to Over 150

The Afghan president said that over 150 people were killed and more than 300 were wounded by the truck bombing outside the German Embassy last week, making it possibly the deadliest such attack since the American-led invasion in 2001. (more…)

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Francis Chan Shares Why Some Korean Missionaries Wish They Were Still Imprisoned by the Taliban

New York Times best-selling author and popular Christian Pastor Francis Chan was a featured speaker at an annual Christian persecution conference on Saturday, and shared details of a conversation he had with a Korean missionary imprisoned and nearly executed by the Taliban in 2007. (more…)

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4 Dead After Afghan Protesters, Angry Over Deadly Truck Bomb Attack, Clash With Riot Police

Protesters in the Afghan capital demanding the resignation of President Ashraf Ghani's government after this week's devastating truck-bomb attack clashed with riot police on Friday and at least four people were killed. (more…)

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Deadly Bombing in Kabul is One of the Worst Strikes in Afghan War

A truck bomb devastated a central area of Kabul near the presidential palace and foreign embassies on Wednesday, one of the deadliest strikes in the long Afghan war and a reminder of how the capital itself has become a lethal battlefield. (more…)

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Sewage Tanker Bomb Kills 80 People, Wounds Over 350 in Afghan Capital

A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings. (more…)

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President Trump’s Speaks at Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day

President Donald Trump expressed his nation's "boundless and undying" gratitude Monday to Americans who have fallen in battle and to the families they left behind, hailing as heroes the hundreds of thousands buried at Arlington National Cemetery. (more…)

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