U.S. Gives Military Assistance to Pakistan, With Strings Attached

The $255 million in military aid will be put into escrow. Unlocking the funds will require Islamabad to stop supporting the Taliban.

U.S. Says It Has 11,000 Troops in Afghanistan, More Than Formerly Disclosed

The Defense Department had for years publicly disclosed only the number of troops taking part in the NATO-led mission in Afghanistan, not counterterrorism forces there.

News Analysis: Trump Seeks a Clear Victory in a Murky War

When the president laid out his plan for Afghanistan, he left open a question that has stumped American generals and diplomats and two presidents: What does winning look like?