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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Nikki Haley hits Biden for handling of Afghanistan withdrawal as she courts GOP faithful

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Former UN ambassador Nikki Haley excoriated President Joe Biden's handling of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on Tuesday, becoming the latest potential 2024 contender to grace the stage at the Ronald Re...

Milley, Austin, McKenzie to testify on chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal at Senate hearing

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The hearing comes nearly a month after the Biden administration, on Aug. 31, withdrew all U.S. military assets from the region after having a presence there for 20 years following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  PENT...

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 ...

Republicans double down on investigating Afghanistan withdrawal while Dems swerve to avoid blaming Biden

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared at two heated hearings before the House and Senate foreign relations committees this week, during which he defended the actions of the Biden administration and its decision ...

Biden approval ‘underwater’ as Americans criticize his withdrawal from Afghanistan, new poll shows

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Quinnipiac University's announcement of the poll stated" Biden Underwater On Job Approval And Handling Of Key Issues. The poll was released Tuesday and features responses from 1,210 U.S. adults nationwide, 50% of Ame...

Blinken acknowledges Americans still stranded in Afghanistan 2 weeks after withdrawal

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Blinken's testimony came two weeks after the completion of the Afghanistan withdrawal.  "So as of the end of last week, we had about 100 hundred American citizens in Afghanistan who told us that they wish to leave th...

Blinken to face grilling from Congress on Afghanistan withdrawal

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American citizens, green card holders and Afghan allies have been stuck in the Taliban-controlled country after U.S. forces left at the end of August, and members of Congress will be looking for answers as to how thi...

Biden’s ‘reckless withdrawal’ from Afghanistan sets up ‘path to another 9/11’: Rep. Waltz

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Waltz, R-Fla., the first Green Beret to serve in Congress, told "Sunday Morning Futures" anchor Maria Bartiromo that the Biden administration’s "reckless" pullout will result in the next generation of Americans retur...

Biden defends Afghanistan withdrawal on 9/11 anniversary: ‘How else could you get out?’

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Biden was speaking to reporters in Shanksville, Pa., on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and was asked about whether the withdrawal of the U.S. forces at the end of August marks a new phase for the country. H...

CIA psychologist who interrogated 9/11 mastermind says Afghanistan withdrawal ‘puts us more at risk’

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Dr. James Mitchell criticized the Biden administration's handling of the U.S. military's withdrawal from Afghanistan before Aug. 31 as the nation marks 20 years since 9/11 and said the Taliban will likely place blame...

CIA operatives who led charge in Afghanistan after 9/11 feel betrayed by Biden’s botched withdrawal

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The author telling Team Alpha operatives' story in his new book, "First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11," Toby Harnden, told Fox News that former CIA officers are carrying a burden of sad...

Bill Hagerty criticizes Biden letting a calendar drive US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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SENATOR BILL HAGERTY: You know, this is a product of this evacuation that has been handled in such a haphazard fashion. I think the State Department is really incapable of assessing the situation on the ground right ...

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