“After a period of calm leading up to the deal, the Afghan government said the Taliban subsequently launched 76 attacks across 24 provinces (of 34) prompting the U.S. to bomb Taliban fighters in Helmand, the first American airstrike in 11 days.” Taliban Launches Dozens of Attacks in Afghanistan After Striking Deal With U.S. to Withdraw Troops.

+ NYT: Iran Crosses a Key Threshold: It Again Has Sufficient Fuel for a Bomb.