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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 dismisses criticism of Afghanistan withdrawal, repeats lie about war

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During an interview with CBS News Correspondent Rita Braver, Biden brought up Afghanistan, claiming that he opposed the war from the beginning and shifting responsibility for the disastrous withdrawal. "Afghanistan. ...

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...

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 ...

Biden says ongoing ‘chaos’ in Afghanistan was ‘priced’ into withdrawal decision during ABC interview

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Just moments after Biden walked away from the White House podium without taking questions following an address focused on the coronavirus, ABC News released clips from the sitdown taped Wednesday afternoon and more o...

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...

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 ...

Bipartisan group of 34 senators ask VA to help struggling veterans after botched Afghanistan withdrawal

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Sens. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, led a bipartisan letter calling on the VA secretary to "quickly develop a comprehensive outreach plan" to help Afghanistan and Global War on Terror veterans receiv...

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...

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 pledges support to Americans left in Afghanistan after withdrawal: ‘We will help them leave’

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Blinken said the State Department does not have an exact figure on the number of Americans still in the country, though it is believed to be "under 200 and likely closer to 100." He added that efforts to determine an...

Blinken says US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of ‘free riders’ in the region

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Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken told CNN on Tuesday that the US withdrawal from Afghanistan will concentrate the minds of "free riders" in the region about their interests in keeping the country stable. ...

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...

Chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan harms US power abroad, leaves allies questioning the United States: Chabot

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"To make it very simple, the question is will our allies still trust us and will our enemies still fear us. I think that’s an open question," Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) said in an interview to Fox News Digital. Chabo...

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...

Chris Wallace on criticism of Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal: This is a ‘reality problem’

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MCENANY RIPS PSAKI FOR NOT HOLDING DAILY BRIEFINGS DURING AFGHANISTAN CRISIS CHRIS WALLACE: It's been a mess... You can talk about the messaging problem and certainly that's an issue. But it's really, it's a reality ...