Despite the "grim milestone," the overall number of civilian war casualties documented last year dropped to a six-year low.
If successfully implemented, the “reduction in violence” agreement will be followed by the signing of a peace accord.
Esper said it was time to give peace a chance in Afghanistan through a political negotiation.
A senior U.S. official said Friday the United States and the Taliban have reached a truce agreement.
The Taliban have issued an ultimatum to Washington after weeks of talks with a U.S. peace envoy.
More than 5,000 casualties have resulted from U.S. efforts to bring aid to the Afghan people.
The Defense Department has awarded posthumous promotions to two Special Forces soldiers killed in a firefight in Nangarhar...
An individual wearing an Afghan uniform opened fire with a machine gun on the combined U.S. and Afghan forces.
U.S. military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett said in a statement that both Afghan and U.S. personnel were 'engaged by direct...
The confidential trove of interviews with top U.S. national security officials showed a years-long effort to hide the truth...