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Here’s the sad news of what ‘mother of all bombs’ did for U.S. fight in Afghanistan

The use of the “mother of all bombs” on an underground network of ISIS tunnels in a remote district in Afghanistan was a lot of hype with little long-term impact, according to many military analysts. While breathless coverage of the use of the largest U.S. non-nuclear bomb gave the appearance that the Trump administration was taking assertive military action, it fell far short of delivering a knock-out blow to ISIS in the area.

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Tensions escalate with North Korea

North Korea has been gradually building its nuclear weapons capabilities for years. Now that progress and its development of missile technology is increasing alarm among American officials who fear that in a matter of years North Korea will be able to target a U.S. city with a nuclear-tipped missile. That's increased pressure on the Trump administration to find a formula to blunt North Korea's advances.

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Highs and lows of Trump's first 100 days

President Donald Trump wraps up his first 100 days in office March 29, 2017: inauguration, the wall, travel ban, Neil Gorsuch, Russia, wiretapping, Affordable Care Act, government shutdown, Syria chemical attack, Steve Bannon, air strike on Syrian forces, Afghanistan bombing.

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How destructive is the ‘Mother of All Bombs’?

The United States dropped the most powerful nonnuclear bomb in its arsenal on what it said was an ISIS cave complex in remote Afghanistan. The bomb — called the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast — can obliterate everything within a 1,000-yard radius.
The New York Times
How destructive is the ‘Mother of All Bombs’? 1:44

How destructive is the ‘Mother of All Bombs’?

Examining North Korea’s missiles 2:22

Examining North Korea’s missiles

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"Mother of all bombs" (MOAB) test detonation

Two dead, others injured in shooting at San Bernardino elementary school 1:22

Two dead, others injured in shooting at San Bernardino elementary school