A recent US Department of Defense report indicates that the Taliban continues to hold relations with Al Qaeda, forcing the Trump administration to reconsider its deal with the powerful armed Afghan movement.
There are between 34,000 and 35,000 US soldiers permanently stationed in Germany, according to the Pentagon, although rotation of units mean the overall number can temporarily top 50,000.
The Wall Street Journal said the United States Department of Defense would cut the number of military personnel by 9,500 from the current 34,500 permanently assigned to Germany postings.
Trump’s harsh rhetoric is not resonating well with the US military leadership, which is not willing to suppress its own citizens like in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Experts say a constructive leadership is sometimes the better response to growing unrest than a heavy-handed approach, which might only increase anger.
One small step for man and one giant leap for the commercial space industry.
President Trump has strongly condemned protests, describing demonstrators as “lowlifes”. But a lot of other Americans, including powerful Republicans, disagree with him.
Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Wednesday added a more serious second-degree murder charge against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd. Three more officers were charged.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he does not support invoking Insurrection Act to deploy active-duty forces to quell civil unrest, sparked by custodial killing of black American George Floyd.
US and NATO officials said that US troop strength in Afghanistan is down to nearly 8,600, well ahead of a schedule agreed with Taliban in late February, in part because of concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
US President Donald Trump says his country should no longer be a police force in Afghanistan after 19 years, calling for troop withdrawal, which according to reports is considerably ahead of schedule.
To bolster the waning confidence of warlord Khalifa Haftar, Moscow's alleged move of sending fighter jets to Libya has rekindled Washington's interest in the six-year-long conflict.
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