US Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

US Marines prepare for their next chapter in the Forever War

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff August 22 at 7:00 AM A Marine and a Navy corpsman from Task Force Southwest watch Afghan soldiers conduct medical training in a mock Afghan house. (Thomas Gibbons-Neff/The Washington Post) CAMP SHORAB, Afghanistan — In Marine Brig. Gen. Roger B. Turner Jr.’s office on this small, dusty base, there is a leather couch, a map of Helmand province and a white board marked with half a […]

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U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

U.S. poised to expand military effort against Taliban in Afghanistan

By Missy Ryan and Greg Jaffe May 8 at 6:30 PM President Trump’s most senior military and foreign policy advisers have proposed a major shift in strategy in Afghanistan that would effectively put the United States back on a war footing with the Taliban.   The new plan, which still needs the approval of the president, calls for expanding the U.S. military role as part […]

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