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War In Afghanistan

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. conservatism
    Afghan Refugee Crisis Will Test the Strength of GOP NativismWhile some Republicans slam Biden for betraying Afghans, Trumpists are already mulling anti-refugee primary campaigns in 2022.
  9. the media
    The Media Is Helping Hawks Win the War Over Biden’s Afghanistan WithdrawalThe Taliban’s triumph illustrates how little good our 20-year war did. The media’s coverage of that triumph illustrates how little we’ve learned.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. mistakes were made
    Military Releases 3,000-Page Explanation of Why Kunduz Hospital Was BombedIt’s just a case of operator error and instrument failure — not a war crime!
  21. boots still on the ground
    Obama Withdraws Promise to Withdraw Troops From AfghanistanIt’s official: America’s longest war will extend its run.
  22. U.S. Slows Down Withdrawal From AfghanistanPresident Obama announces plans to leave 9,800 troops in the country through the end of 2015. 
  23. international affairs
    The American War in Afghanistan Officially Ended Today We still have 10,800 troops over there, though.
  24. war in afghanistan
    Afghan Soldier Kills 2-Star U.S. General in Insider AttackThe highest ranking military official killed abroad since Vietnam.
  25. the military
    Fellow Soldiers Criticize Bergdahl They say his actions led to the deaths of his fellow troops.
  26. international intrigue
    Taliban Releases Captured American Soldier After Five YearsIn exchange for five Afghan prisoners.
  27. war in afghanistan
    War in Afghanistan Still Winding DownThe U.S. will leave 9,800 troops after 2014, with all combat forces withdrawn by the end of Obama’s term.
  28. war in afghanistan
    Marine Generals Basically Fired Over Attack on Prince Harry’s Afghan Base“Asked to retire” is the same thing.
  29. war in afghanistan
    Army Seeks Death Penalty for Sgt. Robert BalesHe’s accused of killing sixteen Afghan civilians.
  30. prince harry
    Taliban Targets Prince Harry in Attack on Afghan BaseTwo U.S. Marines were killed.
  31. 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.
  32. robert bales
    U.S. Paid Cash to Families of Murdered Afghan Civilians “They said this money is an assistance from Obama.”
  33. Sergeant Robert Bales Will Face Seventeen Counts of MurderBales’s attorney: “I’m not putting the war on trial, but the war is on trial.”
  34. friendly fire
    Staff Sergeant Robert Bales’s Family Life Revealed on Wife’s BlogJoys of fatherhood, hopes for a transfer.
  35. friendly fire
    U.S. Soldier Who ‘Snapped’ and Killed Sixteen Afghan Civilians I.D.’edRobert Bales was described by neighbors as a patriotic, mild-mannered, family man.
  36. war in afghanistan
    Koran Burning Protests Turn Deadly in AfghanistanPresident Obama has sent a personal apology letter about the incident.
  37. afghanistan
    Claims of Rampant Drug Use in Unit Accused of Killing Afghan CiviliansSeven soldiers were accused of hashish possession.
  38. international intrigue
    Obama Cancels Traditional Nobel Prize Lunch; Now Norwegians Are Also Mad at HimOver 5,000 are expected to protest the war in Afghanistan at Obama’s award ceremony in Oslo, but 44% of polled Norwegians think it was rude of him to cancel the traditional lunch.