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  1. international affairs
    Trump Admits He’s Never Talked to Putin About Bounties for Killing U.S. TroopsHe also excused Russia for allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban, saying, “We did that, too.”
  2. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  3. world view
    Trump Tells the World He’s Desperate to Play DealmakerTrump is ready to move past his Taliban summit debacle, but it offered strategic lessons adversaries like Iran and North Korea won’t soon forget.
  4. war in afghanistan
    Trump’s Canceled Meeting With Taliban Was a Failed Attempt to Rush a Peace DealThe Camp David summit was reportedly a last-minute ploy to conclude negotiations and let Trump deliver a grand finale to the war in Afghanistan.
  5. world view
    U.S.-Taliban May Have Breakthrough Deal — Now All Afghans Must Be HeardU.S. and Taliban officials may have a deal, but there won’t be lasting peace if women, minorities, and everyday Afghans are excluded from the process.
  6. foreign policy
    White House Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Talks With TalibanWith the push for Afghan-led talks stalled, the U.S. aims to jump-start the process by giving in on the Taliban’s demand for bilateral negotiations.
  7. Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills DozensIt’s the second high-profile assault claimed by the Taliban in recent days.
  8. afghanistan
    4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in AfghanistanThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  9. The Taliban Was Disappointed in the First Presidential DebateNot enough talk about Afghanistan.
  10. war in afghanistan
    Reports: Afghan Taliban Leader Killed in U.S. Air StrikeThe targeting of Mullah Mansour is the U.S. military’s most significant strike on Pakistani soil since the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
  11. U.S. Soldier Killed, Two More Wounded, in Taliban FirefightAs of Tuesday morning, the rescue helicopter remains grounded.
  12. NYPD Detective Killed by Taliban Suicide Bomber in AfghanistanFive other American soldiers were killed by a motorcycle bomb on Monday.
  13. fog of war
    Obama May Leave U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Through the End of His PresidencyAmerica’s longest war looks like it will extend its run.
  14. Congress Proudly Condemns Bergdahl Swap Instead of Voting on Real LegislationThey’re shouting it from the rooftops. 
  15. puppies!!!!!!
    Taliban’s Latest U.S. Hostage Is a Military Dog, Taliban SaysPoor thing.
  16. international affairs
    Pakistan Gunmen Kill Ten Foreign Tourists, Including One AmericanA Taliban group says it’s retaliation for U.S. drone strikes.
  17. military trials
    Afghan Corpse-Urinating Marine Pleads Guilty, Will Have Rank ReducedIt’s a much lighter sentence than the judge wanted.
  18. prince harry
    Taliban Targets Prince Harry in Attack on Afghan BaseTwo U.S. Marines were killed.
  19. the intern files
    NPR Intern Plagiarized Story About Witnessing Taliban ExecutionThe summer of journalistic embarrassments rages on.
  20. afghanistan
    U.S. Strategic Release Program Trades Insurgents for Information, Vow of Peace The U.S. has released an unspecified but reportedly low number of detainees in this fashion.
  21. afghanistan
    Explosion Shakes Kabul After Obama Visit [Updated]President Obama left prior to the blast that killed at least six.
  22. other countries’ embarrassments
    Taliban Commander Wanted $100 Reward for Turning Himself In“Clearly the man is an imbecile.”
  23. taliban spring offensive
    Taliban Kick Off Their Spring Offensive With Explosions and a Prison Breakout In Kabul, attacked embassies; in Pakistan, nearly 400 inmates freed.
  24. Rick Perry Defends Marines Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses“Obviously 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes.”
  25. media
    CNN Analyst Dana Loesch Wants ‘A Million Cool Points’ for Peeing SoldiersThe conservative commentator had some extreme words on the incident during her radio show.
  26. international intrigue
    Taliban Handling Corpse Urination Video Surprisingly WellThey hardly seem surprised, really.
  27. international intrigue
    Video Allegedly Shows Marines Peeing on Taliban CorpsesUgh. 
  28. taliban
    The Taliban Is Getting an Official Office in QatarA “peace mission.”
  29. no he cain’t
    Make It Stop, Herman CainHe says the Taliban is involved in the Libyan government.
  30. suicide bombing
    Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills Thirteen Americans in KabulThe attack marks the biggest loss of American life in Kabul in years.
  31. how tweet it is
    NATO and the Taliban Are Bickering Over Twitter NowNow this is the way to fight a war.
  32. hacktivism
    Even the Taliban Is Getting HackedEveryone will be hacked from now on.
  33. terrorble
    Taliban on Car Bomb in Pakistan That Injured Ten: ‘We Had Warned That We Will Avenge the Martyrdom of Osama’Here we go.
  34. terrorble
    Suicide Attack Kills at Least 82 Soldiers in PakistanWas it retaliation for Osama bin Laden’s death?
  35. afghanistan
    Taliban Acknowledges Bin Laden’s Death, As It Continues Attacking KandaharAl Qaeda also acknowledged bin Laden’s death.
  36. osama bin killed
    As Americans Rejoice in Bin Laden Death, Allies Worry About What’s NextFrom Afghanistan to Britain, there are concerns.
  37. terrorble
    Taliban Dug a Tunnel to Help 500 Prisoners Escape From Afghanistan JailSecond major prison break here in three years.
  38. international intrigue
    Gates: NATO Forces in Afghanistan Facing ‘Acid Test’And not the fun kind.
  39. endless war
    U.S. Prepares Plan to Get ‘Out’ of Afghanistan by 2014“Iraq is a pretty decent blueprint for how to transition in Afghanistan.”
  40. endless war
    The Obama Administration Is Ruining the Taliban’s Summer 2011 PlansWe’re not really leaving Afghanistan for a few more years.
  41. over there
    Is the Taliban Winning?American intelligence and military give a bleak picture of the war in Afghanistan.
  42. afghanistan
    Hamid Karzai’s Aide: Oh, You Thought He Meant Secret ‘Talks’ With the Taliban?Don’t even worry about whether anyone will be sitting behind tables.
  43. afghanistan
    Taliban Members Hiding in Pakistan Get NATO Escort to Peace TalksIt’s probably nice to get away from those drones for a couple of days.
  44. afghanistan
    Taliban and Karzai in Preliminary Talks to Negotiate End to Afghan War, Sources SayTaliban is “very, very serious about finding a way out.”
  45. imagined conversations
    Faisal Shahzad’s Secret Chat With the Taliban, RevealedOn the night of the failed car bombing, Shahzad talked to his Taliban handler online. This is what he said.
  46. terrorble
    Petraeus Says Florida Church’s Planned Koran Burning Plays Into the Taliban’s Hands“It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems.”
  47. afghanistan
    Trove of Secret Military Documents Offers Grim Picture of Afghan WarWikiLeaks behind “one of the biggest leaks in U.S. military history.”
  48. Faisal Shahzad Meets With Taliban Chief in New VideoThe men shake hands and hug.
  49. afghanistan
    Taliban’s Terrifying Army of Monkey Terrorists Effectively Ends WarTime to pull out.
  50. osama bin laden
    CIA Hasn’t Known Bin Laden’s Whereabouts Since the Early AughtsOn the upside: Taliban in Afghanistan at “weakest point since 9/11.”
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