Afghanistan

I joined over 20 of my colleagues in a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, requesting assurances that a potential U.S. agreement with the Taliban would not jeopardize our security or...
Two U.S. service members were killed during an operation in Afghanistan on Friday, according to U.S. and NATO forces.
The Green Berets are a special type of soldier. You have to be the best of the best: smart, tough, and an almost supernatural strength of will. Their qualification and training process is the toughest in the business—not...
President Trump’s Afghanistan speech on Monday night was a rude awakening for Islamabad. Those in the Pakistani military and intelligence services who thought they could keep betraying the United States while accepting...
The United States has many complex foreign relationships. Being the world’s only superpower requires dealing with the good, the bad and the ugly of nation-states. The good are obvious. They are America’s allies and partners...
With its gruesome beheadings, control of broad swaths of territory, inspiration of attacks on the West, and ability to recruit thousands of foreign fighters, it is no wonder that ISIS has been the terrorist group getting all...
While the world is occupied with conversations about Hillary and Trump, ISIS has made some movements in Africa and Central Asia that are cause for concern. Here are your CounterTerrorism Cliff Notes for July 2016.
Christianity has long been a persecuted religion. For Christians living in certain countries, such as Syria, Libya, Afghanistan and Iran, they face persecution every day. Sometimes that includes discrimination, exclusion and...
Last week I sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter seeking information on the appalling sexual abuse of children reportedly occurring in Afghanistan and requesting the Department of Defense’s (DoD) plan to...
When you enter Auschwitz, to the south of the city of Katowice, Poland — there is a chilling air surrounding the sign at the gates, with the moniker “Arbeit Macht Frei” and the Knowledge today that — work only lead to...
Three US service members were killed Tuesday by an improvised explosive device near the city of Ghazni, Afghanistan, the US military announced.
As the war waged in Syria has moved forward with YPG (Kurdish) troops in the North and U.S.-supported FSA and Iraqi Troops in the East, ISIS took major hits and was reduced in operational functionality over 2017.
 In these trying circumstances, with no great policy options available to him, we would especially commend Mr. Trump for making a difficult and very presidential decision about future American policy.
When our forces invaded Afghanistan in 2001, the goal was simple: remove the terrorist group, the Taliban government that sheltered the plotters of the 9/11 attacks on America, and destroy al-Qaida, a terrorist group. This...
On May 21, 2016, a U.S. drone strike killed the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mansour. To no one’s surprise, at the time of his death Mansour was in southwestern Pakistan. The drone strike Pakistan’s longstanding...
A little longer than a year ago, two Islamic State-inspired terrorists, clad in body armor and armed with assault rifles and 1,500 rounds of ammunition, drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland to kill as many people...
Today I delivered the following remarks before leading a moment of silence on the House floor to honor the six U.S. service members—including four Dyess Airmen—and five civilians who were killed in the recent plane crash in...
 

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