Afghan Officials Confirm Bomb Victims Mostly Intel Officers

Afghan officials confirmed Tuesday that dozens of victims killed the previous day in a brazen Taliban attack on a military base not far from Kabul were members of the country’s intelligence agency — a severe blow to the government which has already lost control of nearly half of Afghanistan to insurgents.

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Some US Troop Pullout Planned for Afghanistan, Officials Say

The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking a sharp change in the Trump administration’s policy aimed at forcing the Taliban to the peace table after more than 17 years of war.

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Bergdahl Sentencing Delayed as Judge Weighs Trump Effect

The long-anticipated sentencing of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on desertion and misbehavior charges has been delayed until Wednesday after defense attorneys argued that President Donald Trump’s negative view of their client prevents him from receiving a fair sentence.

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