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American hostage mom describes brutal treatment by Taliban captors

(ABC)– The American mom held hostage by the Taliban for five years says she was beaten and raped as she tried to protect her children from their captors. 1,498 more words


The Art of Dealing with the Taliban

“As the Trump administration weighs its options in Afghanistan, one of the biggest questions is whether to continue talks with the Taliban via its office in Doha—an office set up with strong U.S. 1,761 more words


More than 30 rescued in Afghan raid on Taliban prison

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Afghan and foreign special forces raided a Taliban prison in southern Helmand province on Sunday and rescued at least 30 people, according to army and provincial officials.

14,000 US troops now in Afghanistan

16 November 2017 | Shawn Snow| Military Times

WASHINGTON — There are now approximately 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the Joint Staff Director. 417 more words


Why does everyone underestimate the Taliban?

My answer to this Question on Quora

I do not underestimate the Taliban. A 16 year old boy who watched as the Russians invaded his homeland of Afghanistan in 1979 and who fought the Russians and then the American and the British as well the troops from many countries of the World is now 54. 187 more words