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Removed Navy Captain Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family. A Navy spokesman declined to comment on Crozier’s Covid status. The commander began exhibiting […]

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Afghanistan To Release 1500 Taliban Prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree to release Taliban prisoners ahead of talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government, his spokesman said Tuesday, potentially removing an obstacle to implementing the U.S.-Taliban deal. “President Ghani has signed the decree that would facilitate the release of the Taliban prisoners in accordance with an accepted […]

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Taliban Does Not Intend To Honor Peace Deal With Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has collected persuasive intelligence that the Taliban do not intend to honor the promises they have made in the recently signed deal with the United States, three American officials tell NBC News, undercutting what has been days of hopeful talk by President Donald Trump and his top aides. “They have […]