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Afghanistan war enters 18th year

Sunday marks 17 years of the war in Afghanistan. As the 18th year begins, Stars and Stripes has recapped key points throughout the war, which has spanned the terms of three presidents. Combat veterans now serve with their sons and daughters, some of whom were too young to remember 9/11.

Gen. Abrams: Joint US-South Korea military exercises a top priority

Gen. Robert B. Abrams,who could also be selected to lead United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command in Korea if confirmed, made the comments during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing to vet him for these jobs.

Gen. Robert Abrams nominated to take over as top US commander in South Korea

If confirmed, Gen. Robert Abrams would replace Gen. Vincent Brooks at the helm of some 28,500 American troops based in South Korea as well as the United Nations Command and the Combined Forces Command.

Taliban official says group spoke with US official

The Taliban held their first direct contact with a U.S. official in a preliminary discussion about future peace talks on Afghanistan, a senior official with the insurgent group said Saturday. It marked one of the most significant developments amid efforts to find a negotiated end to the country's protracted war.

Kabul approves UAE’s offer of troops for NATO mission

Afghan officials have approved the United Arab Emirates’ offer to contribute troops to NATO’s Resolute Support mission to advise and train Afghanistan’s security forces, a move that could bring an Islamic ally into the fight against extremism.

By STARS AND STRIPES Published: October 11, 2015

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