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‘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 ...

‘I stay up nights’: Afghans working for US worry about their future after Biden withdrawal announcement

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Khan's family is under threat, he's no longer going to his job site, and he's swapping sleeping schedules with his pregnant wife to keep watch. That is the new reality sinking in for Afghans working for the United S...

‘The Five’ on Biden getting tough questions about Afghanistan withdrawal

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JESSE WATTERS, FOX NEWS HOST: Hello, everybody. I'm Jesse Watters along with Dagen McDowell, Geraldo Rivera, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld. What are you doing? It's 5:00 in New York City and this is "The Five."  The s...

Afghan doctor who escaped Taliban with family calls Biden withdrawal unwise, warns of human rights abuses

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"It was not a wise decision to leave a nation in a very, very hard situation," Dr. Wais Aria told Fox News Friday. "People deserve to have their civil rights. The women deserve to have their rights."  Aria and his fa...

Afghan government could collapse ‘several months’ after full US military withdrawal: Gen. Keane

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"What is truly happening here is the Taliban have gained significant momentum," Keane told host Martha MacCallum, warning that a collapse of the Afghan government is imminent.  TALIBAN ISSUES ATTACK WARNING AS MAY 1 ...

Afghanistan war veterans feeling demoralized, struggling with mental health amid US withdrawal

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Sarah Verardo is the Chief Executive Officer of the Independence Fund, a national non-profit serving the needs of catastrophically wounded veterans and their families through various programs. Iraq and Afgh...

Afghanistan withdrawal will ’embolden,’ ‘inspire’ terrorists targeting US and Israel, experts warn

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The United States invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago after the 9/11 attacks in order to root out al Qaeda, the terrorist group that was sheltered by the Islamic militant group the Taliban throughout the country.  AFGHA...

Afghanistan withdrawal will likely dismantle a CIA intelligence network built up over 20 years

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Washington President Joe Biden's planned withdrawal from Afghanistan includes an intense unraveling of the extensive intelligence and covert action network that the US has built there over the two decades since 9/11 ...

Alabama vet who nearly died in Afghanistan calls Biden withdrawal strategy ‘disgusting’

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Colin Wayne Erwin, a former Army staff sergeant, almost died on May 3, 2012, when a rocket attack on his base in Paktika province blew up a gym with Wayne inside. He suffered severe injury with shrapnel in his legs, ...

America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan held an unflattering mirror to its often ugly politics

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This story was excerpted from the September 1 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. Like the pandemic, America's...

Biden administration pledges ‘safe passage’ for Americans in Afghanistan after withdrawal deadline

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The Biden administration is committed to a "safe passage" of Americans and Afghans who helped the US government after the withdrawal deadline from Afghanistan, national security adviser Jake Sullivan said Sunday. "A...

Biden announces Sept. 11 Afghanistan withdrawal deadline, says it’s time for troops ‘to come home’

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The U.S. intervened in the country following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The deadline would be 20 years after those attacks, launched by Al Qaeda based in Afghanistan, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. "I am ...

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...

Biden called Bush and Obama before announcing Afghanistan troop withdrawal

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There are currently 2,500 troops in the country. White House press secretary Jen Psaki confirmed Biden had spoken with two of the last three presidents on Twitter. "He values their opinions and wanted them both to he...

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...

Biden pins partial blame on Trump during first address to nation since Afghanistan withdrawal

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"The previous administration’s agreement said that if we stuck to the May 1st deadline that they had signed on to leave by, the Taliban wouldn’t attack any American forces," the president said during his Tuesday spee...

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