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Afghanistan

Landlocked country in South-Central Asia

Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country in Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast. Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, mostly composed of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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I witnessed the making of “The Outpost,” a film about the day my unit fought off 300 Taliban fighters who tried to overrun our camp in Afghanistan.
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The U.S. has accused Russia of backing the Taliban for years. The relationship is under new scrutiny after allegations of 'bounties' on U.S. troops.
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Here's the latest for Friday July 3rd: Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump over Russia-Afghanistan allegations; Texas governor makes masks mandatory in public for most..
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The president was already impatient to end a troop deployment in Afghanistan he has called “ridiculous.” Now a new issue is causing him fresh political..
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"The Outpost," which depicts the Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan in 2009, endured a fraught production with the sudden death of the director's son before..
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Here's the latest for Thursday, July 2nd: Congress members demand Russia-Afghanistan intelligence answers; Coronavirus spreading quickly in India; California..
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In an interview with Fox Business Network, President Donald Trump, called intelligence assessments on Russian bounties to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan a..
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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump has faith in his National Security adviser and the intelligence community's handling of..
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Mike Pompeo defended the administration's response to the intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in..
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A U.S. Veteran who served in Afghanistan is sharing his perspectives on US officials confirming that Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the..
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Some Senate Republicans are questioning the media reports that Russia offered bounties for killing American troops in Afghanistan. Some who have been briefed on..
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Analysts have used other evidence to conclude that the transfers were likely part of an effort to offer payments to Taliban-linked militants to kill American and..
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“If it does come out as true, obviously the heartache would be terrible,” said Erik Hendriks, whose son was killed while on patrol in Afghanistan.
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, June 30th: Republicans, Democrats want consequences for Russia over Afghanistan reports; Arizona closing many public places;..
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Former combat veteran Democratic Senator Tammy Duckworth is condemning the inaction of President Donald Trump over reports that Russia secretly offered bounties..
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The White House says President Donald Trump was not made aware of US intelligence officials' conclusion that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked..
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Republicans and Democrats demanded the White House brief lawmakers on the intelligence assessment and the Trump administration's response.
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Russian meddling (in Afghanistan) and a racist retweet. This is your morning tip sheet.
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Here's the latest for Monday, June 29th: Trump rejects Russia-Afghanistan report; Karachi, Pakistan stock exchange attacked; 10 million coronavirus cases..
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The recovery of large amounts of American cash at a Taliban outpost in Afghanistan tipped off U.S. officials.
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Russian military intelligence unit reportedly offered secret bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill coalition forces in Afghanistan.
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The Trump administration has been deliberating for months about what, if anything, to do about an explosive intelligence assessment.
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