The Presidential Daily Brief


  1. Afghan Soldiers Take on National Security

    Afghanistan is taking the helm. President Ashraf Ghani marked the end of 13 years of NATO combat operations, congratulating Afghan forces for their new responsibility in protecting the nation. The formal transition comes just hours after a rocket attack — purportedly launched by the Army against Taliban militants — killed 20 at a wedding in southern Helmand province. Some 13,000 foreign troops will remain to help with training efforts, but the 350,000-strong Afghan military must now take on the Taliban alone.


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