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  • August 31, 2021

Wars can be won. Permanent occupations cannot.

Why Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan was not a “defeat” or a “surrender.” August 31, 2021 | 2:00 PM A villager is searched after US Army soldiers from Task Force Panther 82nd Airborne Division found weapons and a photo of Osama bin Laden at his home on Monday, September 23, 2002,…

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Afghanistan’s wrong lesson – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. Florian Bieber holds the Jean Monnet Chair on Europeanisation in Southeastern Europe at the University of Graz, Austria, and is the coordinator of the Balkan Policy Advisory Group in Europe. He tweets at @fbieber. Deport, deport, deport: When the Taliban entered Kabul, the Austrian Federal Minister of the…

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“There is no clarity.” An attorney helping Afghan refugees cope with US visa failures. – Mother Jones

Sarah Silbiger / Bloomberg via Getty Images Fight against misinformation. Get a daily summary of the facts that matter. Sign up for free Mother jones Newsletter. The government of Afghanistan collapse Sunday brought an unceremonious end to the longest war in American history. Also, with surprising speed and clarity, he pointed out the to get…

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Go ahead and ignore the Republicans on Afghanistan

President Biden spoke this afternoon from the White House on the situation in Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US forces from that country and the subsequent takeover by the Taliban forces. What The Washington Post reports: Speaking at the White House on Monday afternoon, President Biden acknowledged that the collapse of Afghanistan’s government and security…

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The Afghan friends we left behind

Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged building after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 (AP Photo / Rahmat Gul). In 2018, a 26-year-old video journalist named Abadullah Hananzai, working for the US-funded Radio Azadi of RFE / RL, was killed in a double suicide bomb attack in Kabul. The second attacker…

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How the United States fell in love with Europe – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. Bruno Maçães writes POLITICALGeopolitical Union column. The greatest threat to the West is not European autonomy, but European weakness. The concept of European strategic autonomy is increasingly presented as a danger to the West as a political community; the idea is that a Europe that does not depend…

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Joe Biden Will Not Back Down On Withdrawing From Afghanistan War Even As Taliban Violence Increases – Mother Jones

Tom Brenner / Bloomberg / Getty Let our journalists help you understand the noise: subscribe to the Mother jones daily newsletter and get a summary of important news. When Joe Biden defended the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan on Thursday afternoon, he was careful to point out that “no nation has unified Afghanistan.” “Empires have…

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