Military frees Lt. Col. Scheller ahead of potential court-martial hearing

U.S. 10/06/21, 16:40

Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller was released from the brig at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina on Oct. 5. The Marine was arrested and jailed for a week after condemning military leaders about the Afghan withdrawal crisis. "Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller, Jr. is being released from confinement today, Oct. 5, 2021, as a result ...

Kabul faces blackout as Taliban fails to pay electricity bills

Middle East 10/05/21, 03:37

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan provide half of Afghanistan's electricity, with Iran contributing further supplies to the country's west. This year's drought has had an impact on domestic production, primarily at hydropower plants. Kabul is nearly entirely reliant on imported power from Central Asia as Afghanistan lacks a national power grid.After ...

Trump: Congress should examine why so many ‘warriors died’ in ‘disastrous’ Afghan withdrawal

Middle East 09/29/21, 16:58

Congress should thoroughly investigate what really happened during the Biden administration's "disastrous" military withdrawal from Afghanistan, a former president said on Sept. 28. Donald Trump wants lawmakers to find out exactly how 13 U.S. troops died and taxpayer-funded military equipment was abandoned while evacuating the Middle Eastern country. "Congress should set up ...

60 percent of polled North Carolinians say Biden is leading US afoul

U.S. 09/28/21, 16:08

Most North Carolina voters believe America is heading in the wrong direction since the Biden administration seized power, a new poll revealed on Sept. 28. A High Point University survey shows 60% believe the nation went seriously off track in the past eight months. This compares to 28% who claim the United ...

President asked to dismiss Gen. Mark Milley for alleged treason

U.S. 09/15/21, 17:11

Joe Biden should dismiss the Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman for allegedly betraying America, a Republican from Florida said on Sept. 14. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is urging President Joe Biden to fire Gen. Mark Milley immediately after reports revealed that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff “contemplated” to ...

Ex-convicts seize control of Afghan capitol’s largest prison

Middle East 09/14/21, 21:36

Taliban fighters have been appointed to run the same prison complex that once held them on Sept. 13. Pul-e Charkhi is under new management, and will be run by ex-convicts who once inhabited the very cell blocks they now administrate about 20 kilometers (13 miles) east of downtown Kabul. BL understands this ...

State Secretary Blinken explains Afghan withdrawal to Congress

D.C. 09/13/21, 22:46

Joe Biden's top foreign policy adviser will testify about the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan. Antony Blinken is widely expected to be strongly criticized when he appears before the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate on Sept. 14 and 15. Republicans will seize on their opportunity to grill the secretary of state ...

Blinken defends Afghanistan withdrawal despite Republicans calls for resignation

D.C. 09/13/21, 22:12

On Monday, Sept. 13, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken participated in a hearing with the Foreign Affairs Committee in Congress to answer questions related to the military withdrawal from Afghanistan for which the Biden administration has been harshly criticized, The Hill reported. In his first public—albeit virtual—appearance since the tragic U.S. military ...

New video surfaces months after al-Qaeda leader’s rumored death

Middle East 09/13/21, 19:59

A militant Sunni Islamist chief, who many thought was dead, made a video appearance on Sept. 11. Ayman al-Zawahri's video message on the 20th anniversary of 9/11 caught some observers off-guard. The al-Qaeda leader, who was previously rumored to have died several month ago, praised the terrorist group's January attacks on Russian ...

Taliban finally accepts letting foreigners leave Afghanistan

Middle East 09/09/21, 20:15

A U.S. official on Thursday, Sept. 9, said that the new Afghanistan government had allowed some foreign citizens to leave the country, days after reports they held back several flights emerged. According to Reuters, the Taliban had allowed two hundred internationals to leave on charter flights from Kabul, some of which ...

Man carves battle crosses to honor 13 dead soldiers in Afghanistan

Inspired Stories 09/07/21, 22:12

A New Hampshire artist hand-crafted several monuments to honor military personnel who recently died while evacuating U.S. troops and asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Wings Custom Carvings owner Stephen Wing wanted to find a way to help others remember the 13 soldiers who lost their lives in a terrorist attack at Hamid ...

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