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 ...

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 ...

Afghan evacuees could include child brides says report

Middle East 09/05/21, 20:27

Human trafficking concerns are growing after some male Afghan evacuees were suspected of bringing underage brides into the Land of the Free. A Wisconsin army base reported a rising number of older men accompanying minor females who turned out to be their wives. Some Afghan girls complained the older men they ...

US military dogs left behind in Afghanistan face torture, death

Middle East 09/01/21, 02:57

Animal welfare advocates fear several dogs might be tortured or killed for helping U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan. American Humane is deeply concerned about the high number of military contract dogs not evacuated from Kabul. The charity organization believes Taliban fighters will severely punish the animals for their role in the Afghan ...

US declined Taliban offer to keep Kabul says report

Middle East 08/31/21, 02:07

Media speculation is growing the fall of Kabul could have been avoided, if the Biden administration accepted a militant group's peace offer. The Taliban held secret diplomatic talks with the United States before seizing control of the presidential palace on Aug. 15. Namely, fighters gave U.S. forces a chance to maintain ...

Vacationing California students stranded in Afghan danger zone

Middle East 08/26/21, 16:53

Californian students and parents are stuck in Afghanistan, after taking a summer vacation right before Taliban fighters seized control of the presidential palace. At least 24 Cajon Valley Union School District students and 16 parents are among thousands of Americans waiting to evacuate the Middle Eastern country. They are fleeing a ...

Biden asks refugee aid groups to help bring 50,000 Afghans into US

Middle East 08/25/21, 18:07

Joe Biden's administration wants nongovernment organizations to handle up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees without protection visas. The president is recruiting refugee aid organizations to help evacuate Afghan asylum seekers to the United States, even if they did not make it onto the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program list. Biden hopes to welcome ...

No-fly list person from Afghanistan made it to UK via rescue flight

Middle East 08/25/21, 01:01

One passenger was evacuated from Afghanistan even though he was banned from traveling to his destination on Aug. 24. Bureaucrats are investigating exactly how a no-fly listed man, fleeing the Taliban, was allowed to board an evacuation flight and become a British security risk. "An individual was flagged to the Home Office ...

Biden: Afghanistan withdrawal depends on Taliban cooperation

Middle East 08/24/21, 22:06

The president will completely withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of August. Joe Biden agreed to meet Taliban extremist demands on the condition there is a contingency plan, and the militant group cooperates. "We are currently on a pace to finish by Aug. 31. The sooner we can finish, the ...

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 ...

US prepares to house ‘tens of thousands’ of Afghans fleeing Taliban

Middle East 08/18/21, 18:15

American military bases are scrambling to immediately shelter thousands of Afghan refugees who are expected to arrive shortly. The Pentagon claims it already has the "capacity" to accommodate up to "several thousand." "[We] want to be prepared for the potential of tens of thousands," spokesman John Kirby said according to Fox News. ...

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