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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...

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...

Rand Paul knocks Biden on ‘terrible’ Afghanistan withdrawal, says we stayed ‘too long’

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CIA DIRECTOR, TALIBAN LEADER MEET IN KABUL, AFGHANISTAN: LIVE UPDATES RAND PAUL: I think Biden did a terrible job in the withdrawal. So, no I don’t think it was executed very well at all. But, we did need to leave an...

Trump administration installs advocate for quick Afghanistan withdrawal at Pentagon

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Washington An ardent opponent of the US military's presence in Afghanistan who once called for the use of lethal force against illegal immigrants and has made a litany of racist comments has been made a senior advise...

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 ...

Mark Meadows blasts Biden’s promise to Hurricane Ida survivors after Afghanistan withdrawal

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"Joe Biden just told hurricane survivors they ‘won’t be left behind,’ which would be comforting words had he not just said the exact same thing last week, and then turned his back—leaving hundreds of Americans behind...

Top US general pushes back at national security adviser’s troop withdrawal announcement

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America's most senior general publicly pushed back Sunday at an announcement by President Donald Trump's national security adviser that the US will aggressively reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan by the end ...

Former Trump national security adviser says withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Germany is a mistake

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President Donald Trump's former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday said the withdrawal of US troops from places like Afghanistan and Germany are "mistakes" from a long-term national security perspecti...

Congress signals concern over uptick in veteran crisis hotline calls after deadly Afghanistan withdrawal

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Over 800,000 Americans have served in Afghanistan since October 2001, according to the Pentagon, and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says calls to the Veterans Crisis Line increased as the Taliban took contro...

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...

Bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus calls on Biden to extend Afghanistan withdrawal deadline past Aug. 31

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"As Democrats and Republicans, we stand united in our commitment to protecting U.S. citizens, diplomats, intelligence officers, and our foreign partners who are currently attempting to flee Afghanistan," the statemen...

Trump orders a near total withdrawal of US troops from Somalia

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President Donald Trump has ordered the majority of US troops to leave Somalia "by early 2021," in just the latest major military policy decision being taken in the final days of the Trump administration. "The Presi...

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...

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...

Dan Bongino blasts President Biden’s ‘hasty’ withdrawal from Afghanistan as ‘insane’

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DAN BONGINO: I agree with President Trump and President Biden, who both shared the same vision that our mission in Afghanistan is coming to an end. It has to come to an end. The Afghan people have to take responsibil...

Biden says ‘no one’s being killed’ in Afghanistan, can’t ‘recall’ advisers telling him to delay withdrawal

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Biden further told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that intelligence did not indicate the Afghan government would quickly collapse – despite reports that's exactly what the intelligence said.  And the president said his ...

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