How Trump’s Plan to Secretly Meet With the Taliban Came Together, and Fell Apart

WASHINGTON — On the Friday before Labor Day, President Trump gathered top advisers in the Situation…

Taliban Failed to Live Up to ‘Commitments’ in Peace Talks, Pompeo Says

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that President Trump ended peace negotiations with the Taliban…

Trump Says He’s Called Off Negotiations With Taliban After Afghanistan Bombing

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Saturday that he had canceled a secret meeting at Camp…

Afghan War Casualty Report: September 2019

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan…

Afghans Push Back on U.S. Deal With Taliban, Fearing Too Few Assurances

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government is pushing back against American diplomats on the eve of…

As Afghanistan Seeks Peace, Social Media Raises Fear of Reprisals

KABUL, Afghanistan — In recent months, an increasing number of graphic images of atrocities in the…

After Bombing, Afghans Demand That Foreigners Leave Their Neighborhood

KABUL, Afghanistan — Hundreds of residents of a Kabul neighborhood where a bombing killed dozens of…

To Start Afghan Withdrawal, U.S. Would Pull 5,400 Troops in 135 Days

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States will pull 5,400 troops from Afghanistan and leave five military…

Trump Administration Officials at Odds Over C.I.A.’s Role in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — Senior White House advisers have proposed secretly expanding the C.I.A.’s presence in Afghanistan if…

Taliban Attack Afghan City as They Talk Peace With U.S.

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan — Taliban militants have launched an attack from several directions on the northern Afghan…

Third U.S. Soldier Dies in Afghanistan in Just Over a Week

WASHINGTON — An American soldier died during a combat operation on Thursday in Afghanistan, the Defense…

Afghan War Casualty Report: Aug. 23-29

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan…

Taliban Peace Talks Cast Uncertainty on Presidential Vote

KABUL, Afghanistan — On one track is the American negotiations with the Taliban over a troop…

Afghan Forces Still Unable to Counter Violence Alone, Joint Chiefs Chairman Says

WASHINGTON — Afghanistan’s security forces are not yet able to deal with violence in the country…

Afghan War Casualty Report: Aug. 16-22

The following report compiles all significant security incidents confirmed by New York Times reporters throughout Afghanistan…