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  • August 29, 2021

Biden receives bodies of soldiers killed in attack in Kabul

President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden greet during the dignified transfer of the remains of the US military service members who died in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport at the Air Force Base. from Dover in Dover, Delaware, on August 29, 2021.. (Tom Brenner / Reuters) President Biden traveled to…

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US officials provided the Taliban with the names of Americans and Afghan allies to evacuate

“Basically, they just put all those Afghans on a kill list,” said a defense official, who like others spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive issue. “It’s just awful and shocking and it makes you feel unclean.” When asked about POLITICO’s reports during a press conference Thursday, President Joe Biden said he was…

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ISIS Terror Threats Threaten Afghanistan Evacuation, Pentagon Assessment Warns

The window for evacuation is narrowing due to new threats, the assessment indicates, a possible motivation for the military to conclude its operation before the weekend, one of the sources said. Defense Department officials told congressional staff on Tuesday that they are trying to mitigate the threats as best as possible, according to a source.…

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Department of Defense Orders Six U.S. Commercial Airlines to Assist in the Evacuation of Afghan Refugees

Evacuees stage before boarding a C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2021. (Lance Corporal Nicholas Guevara / USMC) The Department of Defense has ordered six commercial airlines to dispatch airliners to assist with the evacuation of Afghan collaborators and refugees from war-torn Afghanistan. Defense Secretary…

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Just because it’s symbolic doesn’t mean it’s unimportant

In this post I write about two quite different things, linked by the issue of the importance of symbols. First, the Taliban fighters took the American army uniforms left behind in Joe Biden’s disorganized run from Afghanistan and used them to create a mocking image of Iwo Jima: Taliban unit uses US military equipment to…

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The Taliban got their hands on US military equipment because we invaded Afghanistan, not because we withdrew – Reason.com

When a group of Taliban fighters stormed the hastily abandoned presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, earlier this week, transported A powerful symbol of changing times: American-made M16 and M4 rifles. It is not just a propaganda coup. When the Taliban took full control of Afghanistan this week, they also claimed a large amount of military…

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Marines prepare to evacuate Kabul embassy

US soldiers descend from a Chinook helicopter in the village of Jegdelic, southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan, December 24, 2004. (Ahmad Masood / Reuters) The Pentagon is preparing for a possible evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, amid fears that the Taliban may invade the compound in the coming days, the New York Times…

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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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