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Biden: US to continue giving Ukraine ‘capacity to defend’ itself as Russia claims troop withdrawal from Kyiv

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The president, during a joint press conference at the White House Tuesday with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, was asked about Russia’s announcement that it would "fundamentally scale back" its military ope...

Russian artillery closing in on Kyiv for siege, US says, with troop morale flagging

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Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby hesitated to comment on the broad morale of the Russian forces, but he acknowledged some "anecdotal indications" that morale is "not high in some units."  AMERICAN CITIZEN KILLED I...

Biden announces Russia sanctions, troop movements in response to Ukraine invasion

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The president, from the White House on Tuesday, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is "setting up a rationale" to take Ukrainian territory "by force," after authorizing Russian forces to deploy into the country. "...

MacCallum presses Pentagon spokesperson on Biden’s comments, potential troop movement

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Kirby, told Fox News on Monday that the current troops are part of what would be the U.S.' contribution to NATO, and that they would not be sent directly into Ukraine but instead to any number of neighboring countrie...

Col. Macgregor: America’s declining troop strength a danger amid Russian uncertainty

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TUCKER CARLSON, HOST: So where are we with troop strength? I think most people, including me, don’t have a precise sense of it. COL. DOUGLAS MACGREGOR, [RET.]: No, and the numbers are hard to extract. The Pentagon do...

Lawmakers set to grill top military leaders on Afghanistan for first time since troop withdrawal

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Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley are set to testify publicly before Senate lawmakers Tuesday, marking the first time that top military officials will appear before ...

Taliban seizes Kunduz, first major Afghan city to fall in vacuum left by US troop withdrawal

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The Taliban has seized control of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan, local officials told CNN on Sunday. It is the first major city to fall to the insurgent group since they began their offensive in May, and marks a bi...

George W. Bush says consequences of the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan will be “unbelievably bad”

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Former President George W. Bush on Wednesday called the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan a mistake and predicted that the consequences, especially for Afghan women and girls, will be "unbelievably bad." "You kno...

‘Deep concern’ as Afghanistan deteriorates, Taliban surges amid US troop withdrawal: Pentagon

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With the Taliban claiming to have taken control of 85% of Afghanistan – a claim that U.S. government officials dispute – Kirby told "Fox News Sunday" anchor Chris Wallace that the Pentagon was "not unmindful" of the ...

Rep. Waltz ‘fears’ for women, interpreters, allies in Afghanistan following US troop withdrawal

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Rep. Michael Waltz: On Bagram Air Base, this policy is just asinine. It doesn't make sense. This one airbase, if you look at where it's located from that base are drones and Special Forces can go after half the world...

US races to find safe haven for Afghan translators in Central Asia as troop withdrawal nears

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With the US withdrawal from Afghanistan just days away, the Biden administration is asking countries in Central Asia to temporarily house thousands of Afghan interpreters and translators while they wait for visas to...

On Memorial Day, remember this secret troop of Jewish commandos from World War II

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Leah Garrett is a professor at Hunter College. She is the author of "Young Lions: How Jewish Authors Reinvented the American War Novel" and "X Troop: The Secret Jewish Commandos of World War II." The views expressed ...

USS Ronald Reagan leaving Asia to help with Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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The USS Ronald Reagan, whose home port is in Yokosuka, Japan, will head toward Afghanistan beginning this summer, the officials said, and will operate there for up to four months. While it is away, the Navy will go w...

US intelligence report warns Afghan women’s rights at risk after troop withdrawal

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Washington Progress on women's rights in Afghanistan could be at risk with the withdrawal of US and international troops, even if the Taliban doesn't fully take power, according to a newly declassified US intelligenc...

Hillary Clinton signals break from Biden over US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan: report

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Speaking during a Zoom call this week with the House Foreign Affairs Committee, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice echoed Clinton’s concerns, adding that she believed the U.S. may need to go back, according t...

Russia orders troop pullback, but keeps weapons near Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the Russian pullback. After watching the drills, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu declared the maneuvers in Crimea and wide swathes of western Russia over and or...

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