Clashes broke out across Afghanistan despite the start of a government cease-fire, officials said Tuesday.
Taliban leadership may also consider releasing prisoners of war, if they promise not to return to the battlefield.
Veterans charge that exposure to burn pits has led to crippling diseases and deaths.
The U.S. will intensify combat against the ISIS affiliate in Afghanistan during Kabul's halt to attacks on the Taliban.
Gen. Robert Abrams upheld the sentence handed down by the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance, in November.
The bomber struck near the entrance of a compound where the religious body, known as the Afghan Ulema Council, was meeting.
The gunmen wore outdated U.S. digital camouflage uniforms which raised the gate guards' suspicions.
The president said retired Senior Chief Britt Slabinski made it clear he is accepting the honor for his entire team.
Retired Master Chief Special Warfare Operator Britt Slabinski received the military's highest honor Thursday afternoon.
The UK defense secretary has reportedly asked for another 400 troops to help fight the Taliban in Afghanistan.