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 ...

White House affirms more than 100 Americans were left in Afghanistan

Middle East 09/03/21, 01:36

More than 100 American citizens remain in Afghanistan after the Biden administration completed its military withdrawal from the country, the White House confirmed on Thursday, Sept. 2. During a daily news conference, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the number of American citizens still in Afghanistan after the Aug. 31 full exit ...

UK’s Ben Wallace disappointed with Western power over Afghanistan debacle

Middle East 09/02/21, 17:42

Following the United States on deadline withdrawal from Afghanistan that left many evacuees still stranded in the country, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace shared his disappointment in an interview on September 1.  Afghanistan’s rapid collapse to the Taliban left Western countries which had invested two decades into the area dumbfounded and ...

Hundreds of Afghan allies secretly rescued by US special forces veterans

Middle East 08/28/21, 15:47

A group of U.S. veterans of the Afghan war has drawn admiration by voluntarily risking their lives on a night mission to rescue hundreds of Afghan allies threatened by the Taliban.  They were retired Green Beret veterans, former special operators, aid workers, and intelligence officers who created Task Force Pineapple, which ...

Flight prices in Kabul soar to $6,500 and chaos escalates

Middle East 08/26/21, 15:58

With only two days left to leave Kabul, Afghanistan, desperation is growing. Erik Prince, the former spy founder of Blackwater, a U.S. security services provider, charges high prices for each person he transports. Prince offers chartered planes from outside the country in which each seat costs $6,500. In contrast, the governments ...

Biden will vet Afghan refugees before granting entry to US

Middle East 08/23/21, 01:02

Joe Biden's administration will carefully select which Afghan evacuees are allowed to enter the United States on Aug. 22. The president promised anyone fleeing Taliban violence will have to undergo a thorough security check before setting foot in the Land of the Free. "Anyone arriving in the United States will have undergone ...

US marine comforting infants of Afghan parents

Middle East 08/21/21, 16:46

The U.S. Central Command Public Affairs uploads photos of U.S. marines comforting infants of Afghan parents. Slight consolation for those outside Kabul airport who could not get flights out of the country now ruled by the Taliban. The swift takeover of Afghanistan by the militant group had left little chance for ...

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