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  1. foreign interests
    Withdrawing Afghanistan’s Money Is Another Mess for BidenHis plan to divide billions in frozen Afghan funds between 9/11 victims’ families and humanitarian relief is unlikely to help many Afghans.
  2. 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.
  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
    Taliban Allows Some Dual Nationals to Leave the CountryA plane with more than 200 people is set to depart Kabul on Thursday.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. war
    The Shocking New Book That Exposes U.S. Lies About AfghanistanAt least $19 billion from American taxpayers fell into Taliban hands, and that’s just one of the bombshells in Craig Whitlock’s Afghanistan Papers.
  8. 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.
  9. afghanistan
    ‘We Have to Stand Up for Ourselves’Afghanistan’s female journalists face the future under Taliban rule.
  10. pivot
    Will Twitter Boot the Taliban?With extremists taking control of Afghanistan, big tech faces a familiar quandary.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.”
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. politics
    Ilhan Omar Backs Down In Latest Blowup With DemocratsThe congresswoman’s remarks about Israel, Hamas, the U.S., and the Taliban were taken out of context, and she was forced to issue a “clarification.”
  20. international affairs
    Trump Admits He’s Never Talked to Putin About Bounties for Killing U.S. TroopsHe also excused Russia for allegedly supplying weapons to the Taliban, saying, “We did that, too.”
  21. 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.
  22. world view
    Trump Tells the World He’s Desperate to Play DealmakerTrump is ready to move past his Taliban summit debacle, but it offered strategic lessons adversaries like Iran and North Korea won’t soon forget.
  23. war in afghanistan
    Trump’s Canceled Meeting With Taliban Was a Failed Attempt to Rush a Peace DealThe Camp David summit was reportedly a last-minute ploy to conclude negotiations and let Trump deliver a grand finale to the war in Afghanistan.
  24. world view
    U.S.-Taliban May Have Breakthrough Deal — Now All Afghans Must Be HeardU.S. and Taliban officials may have a deal, but there won’t be lasting peace if women, minorities, and everyday Afghans are excluded from the process.
  25. foreign policy
    White House Is Reportedly Pursuing Direct Talks With TalibanWith the push for Afghan-led talks stalled, the U.S. aims to jump-start the process by giving in on the Taliban’s demand for bilateral negotiations.
  26. Suicide Attack in Kabul Kills DozensIt’s the second high-profile assault claimed by the Taliban in recent days.
  27. afghanistan
    4 Americans Killed in Suicide Attack on NATO Base in AfghanistanThe Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombing.
  28. The Taliban Was Disappointed in the First Presidential DebateNot enough talk about Afghanistan.
  29. war in afghanistan
    Reports: Afghan Taliban Leader Killed in U.S. Air StrikeThe targeting of Mullah Mansour is the U.S. military’s most significant strike on Pakistani soil since the killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011.
  30. U.S. Soldier Killed, Two More Wounded, in Taliban FirefightAs of Tuesday morning, the rescue helicopter remains grounded.
  31. NYPD Detective Killed by Taliban Suicide Bomber in AfghanistanFive other American soldiers were killed by a motorcycle bomb on Monday.
  32. fog of war
    Obama May Leave U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Through the End of His PresidencyAmerica’s longest war looks like it will extend its run.
  33. Congress Proudly Condemns Bergdahl Swap Instead of Voting on Real LegislationThey’re shouting it from the rooftops. 
  34. puppies!!!!!!
    Taliban’s Latest U.S. Hostage Is a Military Dog, Taliban SaysPoor thing.
  35. international affairs
    Pakistan Gunmen Kill Ten Foreign Tourists, Including One AmericanA Taliban group says it’s retaliation for U.S. drone strikes.
  36. military trials
    Afghan Corpse-Urinating Marine Pleads Guilty, Will Have Rank ReducedIt’s a much lighter sentence than the judge wanted.
  37. prince harry
    Taliban Targets Prince Harry in Attack on Afghan BaseTwo U.S. Marines were killed.
  38. the intern files
    NPR Intern Plagiarized Story About Witnessing Taliban ExecutionThe summer of journalistic embarrassments rages on.
  39. afghanistan
    U.S. Strategic Release Program Trades Insurgents for Information, Vow of Peace The U.S. has released an unspecified but reportedly low number of detainees in this fashion.
  40. afghanistan
    Explosion Shakes Kabul After Obama Visit [Updated]President Obama left prior to the blast that killed at least six.
  41. other countries’ embarrassments
    Taliban Commander Wanted $100 Reward for Turning Himself In“Clearly the man is an imbecile.”
  42. taliban spring offensive
    Taliban Kick Off Their Spring Offensive With Explosions and a Prison Breakout In Kabul, attacked embassies; in Pakistan, nearly 400 inmates freed.
  43. Rick Perry Defends Marines Who Urinated on Taliban Corpses“Obviously 18, 19-year-old kids make stupid mistakes.”
  44. media
    CNN Analyst Dana Loesch Wants ‘A Million Cool Points’ for Peeing SoldiersThe conservative commentator had some extreme words on the incident during her radio show.
  45. international intrigue
    Taliban Handling Corpse Urination Video Surprisingly WellThey hardly seem surprised, really.
  46. international intrigue
    Video Allegedly Shows Marines Peeing on Taliban CorpsesUgh. 
  47. taliban
    The Taliban Is Getting an Official Office in QatarA “peace mission.”
  48. no he cain’t
    Make It Stop, Herman CainHe says the Taliban is involved in the Libyan government.
  49. suicide bombing
    Taliban Suicide Bombing Kills Thirteen Americans in KabulThe attack marks the biggest loss of American life in Kabul in years.
  50. how tweet it is
    NATO and the Taliban Are Bickering Over Twitter NowNow this is the way to fight a war.
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