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Pompeo: Biden has done ‘almost nothing’ to bring stranded Americans in Afghanistan home

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MIKE POMPEO: This is tragic. I think [the Biden administration] clearly misled the American people, not only the president but the secretary of defense, as you talked about.  For the longest time, they talked about b...

Former U.S. envoy to Afghanistan: ‘We all are unhappy’ with ‘ugly final phase’ of withdrawal

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Khalilzad, who was tapped in 2018 by then-President Donald Trump as the U.S.'s chief negotiator with the Taliban, told CBS News’ "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan that he left the Biden administration less than...

US nearing a formal agreement to use Pakistan’s airspace to carry out military operations in Afghanistan

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The Biden administration has told lawmakers that the US is nearing a formalized agreement with Pakistan for use of its airspace to conduct military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan, according to three sour...

Natural resources left in Afghanistan are ‘a treasure chest for our adversaries,’ veteran congressman says

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"As somebody that fought in Afghanistan, left limbs in Afghanistan and, unfortunately, a lot of friends in Afghanistan, I can tell you that there's a lot of reasons that we fought," the Florida Republican said. "And ...

Close to 200 Americans are still seeking to leave Afghanistan, State Department tells congressional staff

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Washington The State Department informed congressional staff Thursday that it is in touch with 363 US citizens in Afghanistan, 176 of whom want to leave, two sources familiar with the call told CNN. The figures prese...

Chinese aggression toward Taiwan testing US resolve in wake of Afghanistan withdrawal, experts say

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Beijing, which claims sovereignty over Taiwan, has sent dozens of warplanes over the last month towards the territory’s air defense zone, part of a muscular approach to the region which has been escalating for months...

Hannity: Biden’s Afghanistan failures an ‘international disgrace’; approaching recession a ‘massive crisis’

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The "Hannity" host said the U.S. leaving Americans, allies and $ 83 billion in military equipment behind in Afghanistan has amounted to an "international disgrace; humiliation on the world stage. It sends a message ...

State Department’s IG launching investigations into Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal

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The reviews will focus on the State Department's Special Immigrant Visa program, Afghans processed for refugee admission into the U.S., resettlement of refugees and visa recipients, and the emergency evacuation of th...

State Department watchdog opens new reviews into US exit from Afghanistan

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The State Department's watchdog has opened a number of reviews related to the US exit from Afghanistan, according to a letter from the acting inspector general obtained by CNN. In the letter dated Monday, Diana Sha...

US envoy for Afghanistan is expected to step down following chaotic evacuation

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The Biden administration is expected to announce that its top envoy for Afghanistan is going to step down, according to two sources who have been told about the State Department's plans in recent days. Ambassador Z...

Scheller, Marine who criticized Afghanistan withdrawal, sentenced to reprimand, forfeiture of $5K in pay

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Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr. pled guilty to all six misdemeanor-level charges Thursday, including willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, dereliction in the performance of duties and conduct unbecoming ...

Explosion in Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 7

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The official spoke on condition of anonymity and said the death toll will likely increase. The blast came a week after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan carried out by a local Islamic State affilia...

US aims to resume regular evacuation flights from Afghanistan

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In addition, Kabul’s international airport remains closed to regular passenger aviation, and it remains unclear who will manage air-traffic control and ground operations. The small number of U.S. citizens and thousan...

Pakistani airline suspends Afghanistan flights due to Taliban ‘heavy-handedness’

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Islamabad, Pakistan Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced Thursday that it was suspending flights to Afghanistan due to what it described as unworkable conditions imposed by the Taliban. The airline said c...

Afghan interpreter who helped rescue Biden in 2008 gets out of Afghanistan

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An Afghan interpreter who helped rescue then-Sen. Joe Biden after his helicopter was forced to land in a snowstorm 13 years ago has left Afghanistan, sources familiar tell CNN. Early Monday morning, the sources tol...

‘Basic things are just not there’: Health care collapse in Afghanistan threatens lives of millions as winter approaches

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Health care in Afghanistan has literally collapsed in a matter of months, disrupted by conflict and starved of foreign assistance, according to UN agencies and NGOs working in the country. Thousands of medical staff...