GOP picks former CNN reporter to investigate Afghan withdrawal debacle

U.S. 09/14/21, 23:57

A ranking Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee chose a former broadcast journalist to probe Joe Biden's withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Sept. 14. Rep. Michael McCaul (Texas) recently selected former CNN national security reporter Ryan Browne to investigate the Joe Biden administration's "disastrous" withdrawal from Kabul. "I look ...

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 ...

State Secretary Blinken dismisses hostage claims at Mazar-i-Sharif airport

Middle East 09/07/21, 16:53

Secretary of State Antony Blinken dismissed rumors that charter flights carrying American citizens were prevented from departing Afghanistan on Sept. 7. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) had accused the Taliban if delayed at least six flights departing from Mazar-i-Sharif airport in the Middle Eastern country's northern region. He slammed the restriction of ...

Defense secretary admits Taliban fighters beat US evacuees in Afghanistan

Middle East 08/22/21, 18:11

Joe Biden's top defense policymaker and adviser came clean about a militant group mistreating U.S. citizens who are trying to flee Afghanistan, on Aug. 20. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin confirmed Taliban fighters physically and verbally abused Americans for trying to evacuate Kabul. The military veteran criticized the behavior as inadmissible. "We are ...

CCP exhibits ‘thuggish’ diplomacy at Biden admin’s first visit to China

U.S. 07/28/21, 00:46

Beijing officials seemingly behaved more like violent criminals at the Biden administration's first official visit to mainland China. The U.S. deputy secretary of state met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Vice Minister Xie Feng in Tianjin city. They tried to hold diplomatic talks about bilateral relations on July 26. Wendy Sherman ...

US allies accuse Beijing of major Microsoft cyber attack

Australia & Oceania 07/20/21, 23:46

America, Australia, the European Union, United Kingdom, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and other countries publicly criticized the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). U.S. allies joined in blaming the CCP for orchestrating a major cyberattack on Microsoft and other breaches. "[China's] Ministry of State Security (MSS) has fostered an ecosystem of criminal contract hackers ...

US will continue to denounce CCP’s South China Sea claim

U.S. 07/12/21, 16:38

Joe Biden's administration will reject Beijing's territorial claims in the South China Sea, and continue to back Philippine defense. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made the declaration on July 11, ahead of the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal. That ruling supports the Philippines's claim against Chinese ...

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