22 august 2019

Overnight Defense: Two US service members killed in Afghanistan | Trump calls on other nations to take up fight against ISIS | Pentagon scraps billion-dollar missile defense program


THE TOPLINE : It has been an eventful and tragic week in the 18-year-old war in Afghanistan. The Trump administration is racing to finish negotiations with the Taliban that could lead to a U.S. troop withdrawal. But even as work continues on negotiations, two U.S. troops were killed Wednesday. The NATO-led mission in Afghanistan announced the deaths , but no further details. Per Department of Defense policy, names are being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin is notified. ADVERTISEMENT [...]