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Afghan conflict: US conducts first air strike on Taliban since deal | BBC

A peace deal between the Taliban and the U.S, as well as other NATO forces, was signed on Saturday following a successful seven-day period of reduced violence. The first airstrike against the terror organization has occurred after 11 days of peace, with the U.S. saying it was in defense of an attack on an Afghan National Security Forces checkpoint. Taliban ... Read More »

Top allies press Trump to keep some U.S. forces in Afghanistan | Politico

President Trump spoke with a high-ranking Taliban official over the phone on Tuesday, being the first U.S. president to do so. Republican officials have begun to call for a change in plans after the peace deal that was signed on Saturday that called for all U.S. troops to be out of the country by the end of 14 months. Many ... Read More »

Taliban launch more than a dozen attacks on Afghanistan army bases | The Defense Post

While the U.S. is concerned about their recent peace agreement with the Taliban, Afghanistan is also struggling with their negotiations. Intra-Afghan negotiations have been set to start on March 10, but a dispute over a prisoner swap may hinder the discussion. The agreement was for the Taliban to release around 1,000 prisoners, and Afghanistan would release about 5,000 of their ... Read More »

At least 50 killed in northern Nigeria ‘bandit’ attacks | Al Jazeera

Citizens in the villages of Kerawa, Zareyawa and Minda were gunned down as they were heading home from the local mosque. The terrorists continued to raid the village that resulted in burned down homes and buildings, killings, and kidnappings. Currently 50 bodies have been recovered, but the count continues to rise as recovery efforts continue. The attack was allegedly in ... Read More »

Gen. Brown, head of Pacific Air Forces, tapped to become chief of staff | Air Force Times

Gen. Charles Q. Brown is set to become the first black person to hold a chief of staff position in any of the military branches. Currently the commander of Pacific Air Forces, Brown is an experienced F-16 combat pilot and will step into the role this summer when Gen. Dave Goldfein retires. “I am truly honored and humbled by the ... Read More »

Taliban-US agreement: How the world reacted | Al Jazeera

If all goes according to the peace agreement signed in the capital of Qatari, all U.S. and NATO troops will have withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 14 months. The treaty was signed by Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and U.S. peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad following a successful seven-day period of reduced violence. Four main points were detailed ... Read More »

Army won’t follow Marine Corps lead and rename Confederate bases | Army Times

Fort Bragg, Home of The Airborne and Special Operations Forces, main gate.

The recent demand from the Marine Corps commandant for his subordinates to remove all Confederate-related paraphernalia from Marine bases has sparked a heated debate. The Army decided to share their opinion on the debate, with a spokesperson stating that no Army street or installation named after a Confederate general or affiliate will be changed. There are ten Army installations currently ... Read More »

US says Chinese warship fired military laser at US aircraft | CNN

Many of us may remember being told as children not to point laser pointers up in the air because it could blind an aircraft pilot. Accused of doing the same thing in 2018, a Chinese warship fired a military-grade laser at a U.S. aircraft. A US Navy P-8 surveillance aircraft was hit by the beam, an action the Navy has ... Read More »

US and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan | AP News

After the seven days of deescalated violence, the Taliban and the U.S. have signed a war-ending peace deal. There is a possibility for all U.S. troops to be withdrawn within the next 14 months. The only way for the peace to last, however, is for both sides to maintain their end of the deal. President Trump commented that he expects ... Read More »

Responding to Covid-19–A once-in-a-century pandemic? | New England Journal of Medicine

The long-term goal of preventing and controlling mass outbreaks has always been at the forefront of government. With the deadly coronavirus spreading quickly, now is the time to act. Currently the virus has a mortality rate of around 1%, much higher than the flu. Healthy adults have also died after infection, not just those with health concerns and the elderly. ... Read More »