U.S. drone strikes Kabul bombers

18 U.S. service members and 170 Afghans died in the ISIS-K bombing By Sophie Boulter, World News Editor A U.S. strike targeted suspected ISIS-K suicide bombers in Kabul on Sunday. ISIS-K, an affiliate of the Islamic State, was responsible for the Kabul attacks that killed 13 American service members and at least 170 Afghans on Thursday.  ISIS-K, or the Islamic State Khorasan Province, is the official affiliate of the Islamic State in Afghanistan. ISIS-K is an opponent of the Taliban, believing the Taliban to be too moderate in its aims. Drones struck a vehicle containing explosives and suspected suicide bombers … Continue reading U.S. drone strikes Kabul bombers

U.S. fails in Afghanistan

Recently the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan came to an end. The longest war in the history of the U.S. ended with a no-frills ceremony. The NATO mission’s flag was taken down, and, just like that, the war ended. Of course, upon closer inspection, this is not at all the case. The Afghanistan that we leave behind is more fractured than ever. Not to mention that 10,000 U.S. troops will remain in the country for at least the next two years in “non-combat roles.” As U.S. citizens, I think we are obligated to admit our culpability in the creation of … Continue reading U.S. fails in Afghanistan

News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Afghanistan signs deal allowing some U.S. troops to remain in the country The U.S. and Afghanistan have signed a pact which will allow the U.S. to keep 10,000 troops in the country after the end of 2014 when most U.S. troops will withdraw. Afghanistan’s new president, Ashraf Ghani, signed the agreement, which allows American troops and other NATO forces to support the Afghan army. Ghani believes the agreement will ensure the stability and security of the Afghan government. Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai had refused to sign the agreement. Though U.S. troops will not … Continue reading News in Brief