US to Sign Historic Deal With Taliban, Trump Announces, Beginning End of US war in Afghanistan and Withdrawal of American Troops

After a week-long deal to reduce violence across Afghanistan, the U.S. and the Taliban are set to sign a historic agreement Saturday that would see U.S. troops start to withdraw, according to a statement issued Friday afternoon by President Donald Trump.

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Taliban, Afghan Officials Say reach Pact to Reduce Violence

Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said on Friday.

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Iraq on the Brink of Self Destruction

An enormous amount of coverage has been placed on the United States for instituting a drone strike which killed General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force, but what has been missing since the attack is the total dysfunction of the Iraqi government in Baghdad.

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Taliban Claims to Have Finalized Peace Deal with the U.S.

A Taliban spokesperson has claimed that the organization has finalized a peace deal with the U.S. to end more than 18 years of war.

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Is the Era of Small Wars Over?

With Russia seeking to regain lost territory in Eastern Europe and to reestablish itself as a great power coupled with an expansionist China in Asia the United States has begun to re-calibrate its own national security strategy back to strategic power competition.

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Iran, North Korea Are Building New, Better Submarines to Face Foes At Sea

Iran and North Korea are updating their aging fleets and building new and more advanced submarines in order to counter their adversaries in open waters.

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