Military Shifts Focus to Threats by Russia and China, Not Terrorism

The Pentagon says the military is too stretched to both fight insurgents and prepare for war with great world powers.

U.S. Airstrikes in Afghanistan Take Aim at Taliban Opium Labs

The airstrikes are part of what is expected to be a sustained campaign targeting a lucrative source of funding for the Taliban.

U.S.-Led Mission in Afghanistan Lacks Troops for New Strategy

Three months after President Trump announced his approach to the 16-year Afghan war, a staffing shortage appears likely to persist.

U.S. Military Moves to Conceal Figures About Afghan War That Were Once Public

The statistics were classified only once before in the nine years that the government’s watchdog for spending in Afghanistan has been issuing reports.

A Newly Assertive C.I.A. Expands Its Taliban Hunt in Afghanistan

The assignment heralds a shift for the agency, which once viewed such a mission as risky and a drain on resources.