{FD} US service member killed in Afghanistan just weeks before deployment was to end, officials say

The 22-year-old U.S. service member killed Monday during a combat operation in eastern Afghanistan, died just weeks before his deployment was scheduled to end, military officials said on Tuesday.

{FD} US taxpayer money earmarked for Afghan reconstruction efforts could be easily lost says new oversight report

A new watchdog report claims that billions of dollars in donor contributions, including $3 billion from the U.S., to a trust fund created for the reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan may be lost due to mishandling by the World Bank.

{FD} US drops more bombs in Afghanistan as war against ISIS winds down

U.S. military aircraft dropped more bombs in Afghanistan last month than against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Air Force strike report from its Central Command headquarters in the Middle East, a sign the war against ISIS is winding down.

{FD} Some Taliban fighters interested in ending nearly 17-year war, Mattis says

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in the Afghan capital Tuesday as there appears to be signs that the Taliban may be interested in the prospects of ending the nearly 17-year war with the U.S., Reuters reported.

{FD} US drone kills 21 militants, including son of Pakistani Taliban leader, report says

Two missiles fired from a U.S. drone hit a militant facility in neighboring Afghanistan, killing 21 insurgents, including the son of the head of the Pakistani Taliban, two Pakistani intelligence officials and local Taliban commanders said on Thursday.

{FD} After defeat of ISIS, US redeploying forces from Iraq to Afghanistan

The U.S. military is pulling its forces from an American-led coalition base in Iraq and shifting them to Afghanistan following the defeat of Islamic State group militants in the country.

{FD} Pentagon restricts data on Taliban presence in Afghanistan for the first time

The Defense Department has told its inspector general overseeing the reconstruction of Afghanistan to not make public data on how much of the country is controlled by insurgent groups, the watchdog said in a new report published Tuesday.