leadCaught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military’s mission there, and worries over the possible emergence of another ISIS-like group, President Obama approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The measure broadens previous plans that had limited the military to training and counterterrorism missions against al-Qaeda after 2014. According to The New York Times, which first reported on the new guidelines after speaking with several administration, military and congressional sources, Obama’s order allows American forces to target the Taliban and other militant groups, but only when a clear threat can be determined. More