What Is ISIS-K, the Islamic State Khorasan?

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Founded in 2015, the Afghan splinter group from ISIS counts as its foes U.S. forces and the Taliban. Online-PR: … unsere digitale Pressearbeit im Internet hilft weiter…

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Amid Afghan Chaos, a C.I.A. Mission That Will Persist for Years

The spy agency had plans to de-emphasize counterterrorism operations to focus on rising global powers. History got in the way. Online-PR: … unsere digitale Pressearbeit im Internet hilft weiter…

After Decades of War in Afghanistan, ISIS and Al Qaeda Can Still Wreak Havoc

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The U.S. and its allies waged war for 20 years to try to defeat terrorists in Afghanistan. A double-suicide bombing demonstrated that they remain a threat.

Israel’s Spy Agency Snubbed the U.S. Can Trust Be Restored?


Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, heads to Washington promising better relations and seeking support for covert attacks on Iran’s nuclear program.

The Real Winner of the Afghan War? It’s Not Who You Think.

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Pakistan, nominally a U.S. partner in the war, was the Afghan Taliban’s main patron, and sees the Taliban’s victory as its own. But now what does it do with its prize?

Did the War in Afghanistan Have to Happen?

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In 2001, when the Taliban were weak and ready to surrender, the U.S. passed on a deal. Nearly 20 years later, the Taliban hold all the cards.

Biden’s Inaccurate Claims in Defending Afghanistan Withdrawal

The president made misleading or false claims about the reaction of allies to the withdrawal, the presence of Al Qaeda and conditions for Americans traveling to the Kabul airport.

Gold Star Families Accuse Major Banks of Aiding Terrorists

A new lawsuit says the banks, including Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered, ignored warnings that their customers were helping to finance attackers targeting Americans in Afghanistan.

Biden Sends Dueling Messages on Afghanistan


The administration has sought to reassure Americans that it is ending “forever wars” while signaling to Afghans that the U.S. is not abandoning the beleaguered country.

Biden Says Afghans Must ‘Decide Their Future’ as U.S. Troops Withdraw

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Mr. Biden told President Ashraf Ghani that the United States would still offer security assistance, as well as diplomatic and humanitarian aid.

C.I.A. Scrambles for New Approach in Afghanistan


The rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops has left the agency seeking ways to maintain its intelligence-gathering, war-fighting and counterterrorism operations in the country.