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Afghanistan

  1. foreign interests
    Can the Taliban Govern Afghanistan? Probably Not.Taliban leaders do not appear to have the political or management skills to run the country effectively. The consequences could be disastrous.
  2. afghanistan
    U.S. Admits Deadly Kabul Drone Strike Was ‘Horrible Mistake’The air strike killed ten civilians, including seven children — not an ISIS-K car bomber.
  3. afghanistan
    U.N. Warns 1 Million Afghan Children Could Starve by WinterAs international leaders figure out how to work with the Taliban, U.N. member nations pledged over $1 billion in aid to combat the crisis.
  4. afghanistan
    Final U.S. Drone Strike In Kabul May Have Been Deadly MistakeTwo new investigations suggest that the U.S. airstrike, which killed 10 civilians, likely targeted an innocent man.
  5. afghanistan
    Taliban Allows Some Dual Nationals to Leave the CountryA plane with more than 200 people is set to depart Kabul on Thursday.
  6. 9/11: 20 years later
    Bin Laden WonHow the terrorist mastermind drew the U.S. into a war with its own ideals.
  7. 9/11: 20 years later
    What 9/11 Did to the Democratic PartyTo this day, Democrats struggle with the fear of looking weak.
  8. joe biden
    Biden’s Approval Rating Goes UnderwaterBiden’s stretch of unobtrusive popularity is over for now, but he is in very good company as a president with net-negative approval ratings.
  9. markwayne mullin
    GOP Rep. Attempts Rogue Trip to Rescue Americans in Afghanistan: ReportMarkwayne Mullin is reportedly trying to charter a helicopter to evacuate Americans in the Taliban-controlled nation, to the fury of U.S. officials.
  10. afghanistan
    Hawks Would Have Afghans Die in War or Starve in PeaceCritics of Biden’s withdrawal style themselves as champions of Afghan rights. If sincere, they will oppose sanctions against a starving nation.
  11. impeachment
    Will Republicans Try to Impeach Biden Over Afghanistan?Kevin McCarthy would like to keep his powder dry, but the MAGA folk are restless.
  12. afghanistan
    U.S. Completes Withdrawal From Afghanistan: UpdatesHours after CENTCOM confirmed that the last troops flew out of Kabul on Monday, Antony Blinken said “under 200” Americans remain in Afghanistan.
  13. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Against ISIS Said to Have Killed 10 CiviliansSeven children are reportedly among the dead after a missile slammed into a target in Kabul neighborhood.
  14. afghanistan
    U.S. Airstrike Targets ISIS-K ‘Planner’ in AfghanistanThe U.S. conducted a drone strike in retaliation for Thursday’s devastating suicide bombing outside Kabul’s airport.
  15. afghanistan
    Biden Vows Retribution for Kabul Attack That Killed 13 AmericansISIS-K militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed 13 U.S. service members and as many as 170 Afghan civilians.
  16. politics
    ‘A Total F*cking Disaster’: Inside Seth Moulton’s Secret Trip to KabulOfficials condemned the unauthorized mission as a reckless stunt. But the congressman says it was critical oversight of a crisis he tried to prevent.
  17. 9/11: 20 years later
    The 9/11 Museum and Its DiscontentsA new documentary goes inside the battles that have riven the institution and shaped the historical legacy of the attack.
  18. the media
    The Media Manufactured Biden’s Political ‘Fiasco’ in AfghanistanThe “straight news” media has chosen sanctimony over circumspection in its coverage of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
  19. afghanistan
    Biden Will Not Extend Kabul Evacuation DeadlineThough he added in an address Tuesday that the August 31 timeline is “contingent on the Taliban continuing to cooperate.”
  20. afghanistan
    One Dead After Firefight Breaks Out at Kabul AirportMeanwhile, the U.S. military evacuated 10,400 people over a 24-hour period, a new high for the effort.
  21. afghanistan
    ‘We Have to Stand Up for Ourselves’Afghanistan’s female journalists face the future under Taliban rule.
  22. afghanistan
    Biden to Americans Remaining in Afghanistan: We Will Get You Home“This is the one of the largest, most difficult airlifts in history,” Biden said, defending the U.S. response to the crisis.
  23. pivot
    Will Twitter Boot the Taliban?With extremists taking control of Afghanistan, big tech faces a familiar quandary.
  24. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  25. afghanistan
    Biden Admits No Errors on AfghanistanIn an interview, the president was defiant about every aspect of the messy operation he ordered.
  26. the inside game
    What Nervous Democrats Are Saying About Biden’s Afghanistan Decision“There’s no good way to talk about it,” said one senior staffer on the Hill. “It’s mortifying.”
  27. liveblog
    Biden Won’t Acknowledge Any Afghanistan Mistakes: UpdatesIn an ABC interview, the president wouldn’t concede that anything could have gone better on the ground.
  28. middle east
    John Bolton and Mike Pompeo Will Explain the Middle East to You NowWhy Donald Trump’s goons may never go away.
  29. explainer
    Why Afghanistan’s Security Forces Suddenly CollapsedThe Taliban’s shockingly fast and easy takeover wasn’t just because Afghan soldiers and police weren’t willing to fight.
  30. foreign interests
    The U.S. Should Take As Many Afghan Refugees As It CanIt’s the only way to salvage America’s reputation after 20 years of war.
  31. politics
    Democrats in Congress Need to Cut to the Chase With a Deal on EverythingIt’s time for Democrats to stop threatening each other over infrastructure and reconciliation and pass Biden’s agenda, before it’s too late.
  32. fall of kabul
    Biden Blames Afghan Leaders for Swift Fall to Taliban“We gave them every chance to determine their own future. What we could not provide them was the will to fight for their own future.”
  33. afghanistan
    The Fall of Saigon Didn’t End Gerald Ford’s PresidencyEvents in Kabul are bringing back memories of 1975. Will Joe Biden get through his crisis as the 38th president did back then?
  34. afghanistan
    Who Will Remember Afghanistan?As the country falls to the Taliban, a veteran looks back.
  35. afghanistan
    Stranded Outside Kabul During the Fall of AfghanistanA man shares what it’s like to hide from the Taliban while attempting to find a way to escape the country with his family.
  36. foreign interests
    America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Was Destined for DisasterBiden is choosing to act decisively rather than avoid the bad optics of bringing this two-decade military misadventure to an end.
  37. afghanistan
    ‘I Now Live in Taliban-Controlled Territory’Speaking with residents inside the Afghan cities of Ghazni and Qalat — two of 18 provincial capitals captured by the Taliban in less than a week.
  38. taliban
    So Much for the U.S. Drawdown in AfghanistanAs the U.S. tries to stick to the August 31 withdrawal, the Pentagon is actually sending more troops to protect the embassy amid a Taliban offensive.
  39. afghanistan
    Taliban Captures 3 Provincial Capitals Weeks Ahead of U.S. WithdrawalAfghanistan’s fifth-largest city and two other provincial capitals fell Sunday to the Taliban, which may control over half of the country’s districts.
  40. war in afghanistan
    U.S. Leaves Bagram Airfield, Withdrawal From Afghanistan Nearly FinishedThe epicenter of America’s war effort in the country has been evacuated and handed over to Afghan forces.
  41. politics
    U.S. Is Leaving Afghanistan? Tell That to the Contractors.American security and defense firms are capitalizing on the withdrawal, moving in with hundreds of new jobs.
  42. foreign interests
    Withdrawing From Afghanistan Is Biden’s Least Bad OptionThe pullout of U.S. troops will likely have tragic consequences for Afghans, but remaining indefinitely offers no clear path to victory.
  43. forever war
    Biden: All U.S. Troops Will Leave Afghanistan by September 11The White House vows to end the longest war in U.S. history this year, no matter how conditions on the ground evolve.
  44. afghanistan
    The U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan Just Got More ComplicatedAs the May 1 deadline for withdrawal looms, a new report states that the U.S. has 1,000 more troops in the nation than previously disclosed.
  45. foreign policy
    Will Trump Upend U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan on His Way Out?The new acting Defense secretary’s senior adviser is a critic of the war in Afghanistan who could give Trump the Christmas gift of troop withdrawal.
  46. foreign interests
    Please Don’t Prolong a Pointless War Just to Show Russia Who’s BossA bipartisan group in the House just made it harder for Trump to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan. That’s a mistake.
  47. international affairs
    Trump Was Reportedly Briefed on Russian Bounties for Dead U.S. Troops Last Year John Bolton reportedly briefed Trump on the Russian bounties for dead American soldiers in Afghanistan in March 2019.
  48. congress
    Congress Learns Pentagon Wasted $1 Trillion, Promptly Gives It Bigger BudgetHours after learning that the Pentagon lied to taxpayers while wasting their money in Afghanistan, Congress awards the DoD a $22 billion budget hike.
  49. the military industrial complex
    Here’s More Evidence the War in Afghanistan Was a $2 Trillion Mistake“If the American people knew the magnitude of this dysfunction … 2,400 lives lost,” wrote a top U.S. general. “Who will say this was in vain?”
  50. trump tweets
    The White House Scheduled Trump Tweets to Keep His Afghanistan Trip SecretIf Trump doesn’t tweet for 12 hours, people start asking questions.
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