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U.S. Air Strikes Spike as Afghans Struggle Against Taliban, ISIS

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KABUL (Reuters)–American air strikes inAfghanistan this year have already significantly surpassed the total number conducted in 2015, a stark indicator of the United States’ struggle to extricate itself from the conflict and stick to its declared “non-combat” mission.

American warplanes have conducted around 700 air strikes so far this year, compared to about 500 in total last year, according to U.S. military officials, signaling a deeper role for American forces that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. – READ MORE

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