The coronavirus outbreak reached Afghanistan and sparked a concern among the nation’s health officials.
President Trump has declared it’s time for American troops to finally come home from Afghanistan. While speaking to reporters on Sunday, the president confirmed he would consider signing a deal with the Taliban to end the long-running conflict in Afghanistan.
A seven-day “reduction in violence” deal between the U.S. and the Taliban is set to start at midnight. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement on Friday to confirm the terms of the arrangement.
Senate Democrats are working on a number of proposals to limit the president’s powers to recall ambassadors. According to reports, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) is drafting new rules aimed at limiting the president’s power over the State Department, including one which would grant Congress more authority to question the president over their decision to recall ambassadors.
A peace deal between the U.S. and the Taliban is set to be signed at the end of the month. A senior Taliban official confirmed Monday both sides have finalized the agreement and it will be signed following a seven day period of reduced violence.
On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) drew further attention to the alleged mismanagement of the war in Afghanistan. On Twitter, the Kentucky lawmaker said his subcommittee on financial spending held a hearing on the Afghanistan Papers, which were released to the media recently.
On Thursday, the Pentagon announced a seven-day agreement with the Taliban to reduce violence in Afghanistan. While speaking at a NATO meeting in Brussels, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he had productive bilateral meetings with its allies on the new deal.
President Trump honored two American service members who were recently killed in Afghanistan. He traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Monday to participate in a repatriation ceremony.
Afghanistan may face a possible new escalations in fighting between U.S. forces and the Taliban terror group, following a controversial crash of a U.S. Air Force surveillance jet. One America’s Kristian Rouz reports.