We Cannot Afford to Turn Our Backs on Afghanistan

Many Americans want this painful chapter closed, but supporting Afghanistan remains in our national security interest.

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Two Soldiers, Ten Years Later

How the war in Afghanistan — America’s longest conflict — shaped the lives of two members of the military.

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Indianapolis Sikhs Mourn FedEx Shooting Victims as Questions About Motive Linger

Four of the eight people killed on Thursday night were from Indiana’s growing Sikh community.

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Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

Pakistan’s military stayed allied to both the Americans and Taliban. But now the country may face intensified extremism at home as a result of a perceived Taliban victory.

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Biden to Withdraw All Combat Troops From Afghanistan by Sept. 11

After years of arguing against an extended military presence in Afghanistan, President Biden is doing things his way, with the deadline for withdrawal set for the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

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Who Are The Original 20 Guantánamo Bay Detainees?

Starting with the Bush administration, the United States has gradually transferred all but two of the first 20 prisoners at the wartime detention facility to other nations. Here’s who, and where, they are.

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I’m Haunted by Daniel Pearl’s Murder

The recent order by a Pakistani court to release his kidnapper opens old wounds and raises old questions about the war on terror that have never been resolved.

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When My President Sang ‘Amazing Grace’

We’ve forgotten what it’s like to have a truth-teller and a healer in the White House.

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Al Qaeda Feels Losses in Syria and Afghanistan but Stays Resilient

American drones and U.S. allies killed several Qaeda leaders and operatives in the past week. But the organization has “ingrained itself in local communities and conflicts,” according to the U.N.

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

Prime Minister Imran Khan was criticized for using a term of veneration in Islam when referring to the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks.

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Sudan Must Pay Billions to Terrorism Victims, Supreme Court Rules

In a unanimous ruling, the court said a 2008 law allowing punitive damages applied retroactively to 1998 bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

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The 9/11 Trial: Why Is It Taking So Long?

The trial of five men accused of plotting the attacks had been scheduled for early next year — almost 20 years after the hijackings. Now even that schedule won’t be met. Here are the reasons.

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‘How Do I Know Where Your Socks Are?’

“Warm up your own food!” Some things Pakistani women say make Pakistani men really angry.

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A War Without Winners Winds Down

The Trump administration’s deal with the Taliban recognizes the limits of American power.

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After 18 Years, Is This Afghan Peace, or Just a Way Out?

Afghanistan has gone from being the “good war” that the United States must win to the longstanding burden that, like the British, the Soviets and a series of others, it now seeks to unload.

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