Pakistani officials warn Indian military action on the border may derail Taliban–U.S. negotiations in Doha, Qatar.
As peace talks between the U.S. and Taliban proceed, the U.N. notes that more civilians have been killed by airstrikes than insurgent attacks this year.
Hundreds of Marines lost their lives in Helmand before troop withdrawal. Christopher Jones returned to see what those lives had been lost to achieve.
Attaullah Nasib came of age in the United States. When he ran for Afghan Parliament, he learned how difficult re-building a democracy can be.
A last-minute cancellation caught Afghan President Ashraf Ghani by surprise.
Experts have already warned that the territorial defeat of the self-declared caliphate does not mean that the war is won. Afghanistan offers a warning of how ISIS could resurge.
In 2016, one in four American armed personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan was a private contractor–most of whom were older, white men.
Interviews with members of the Afghan military, from generals to recruits, reveal concern about the future ahead.
The American military is closing in an agreement to withdraw its troops in return for the Taliban refusing access to anti-American organizations on its territory.
The attack is the largest on a U.S.-manned based in Afghanistan in years, and occurred as U.S. and Taliban representatives are negotiating a full U.S. troop withdrawal from the country.
On the heels of peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. government, a new U.N. report finds increased violence at the hands of ISIS.
Negotiations between the two parties are a stark reminder of the challenges in getting an armed movement to embrace the end of violent conflict.
Despite the ongoing ascension of non-state armed groups in the Middle East, the U.S. military seems to be pivoting to a power competition against Russia and China.
Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan: In 2015, after Taliban skirmishes in the town of Sangin, Kharim Ahmad, an Afghan civilian, receives treatment from shrapnel wounds and other injuries at an emergency hospital.
With Special Operations Command personnel making up an increasingly large share of troop levels abroad, the government mandate for wartime transparency becomes less binding.
The American military has released hundreds of videos showing U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. The victims are not always the intended targets.
For certain companies, there's a logic behind the call for more war: money.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Afghan protesters shout against the Islamic State group following a mosque attack that killed 33 people in Herat on August 2nd, 2017.
How were thousands of Afghan refugees all born on January 1st? The answer lies at the intersection of warfare and the digital age.
The Kabul Zoo is an oasis of green in a dusty city still lying in rubble. It’s also challenging the international community’s perception of what carrying on with life looks like in a war zone.