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US Lose-Lose Game in Afghanistan (Part 1)

U.S. provided an estimated $83 billion worth of training and equipment to Afghan securityU.S. purchased and provided 75,898 vehicles and 208 aircraft to the Afghan army and security forcesArmored personnel carriers such as the M113A2 cost $170,000…
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A Million Afghan Children Could Die in ‘Most Perilous Hour,’ U.N. Warns

Millions of Afghans could run out of food before the arrival of winter and one million children are at risk of starvation and death if their immediate needs are not met, top United Nations officials warned on Monday, putting the country’s…
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Secretary of State Blinken calls Taliban ‘the de facto government of Afghanistan’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a contentious congressional hearing Monday that the Taliban is Afghanistan’s de facto government, a statement that marks the apparent end of a Western attempt to create a stable democracy in the…
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Letters to the Editor: The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were about U.S. imperialism, not terrorism

by : The Angeles Times , Jim Lafferty , Lloyd Handler , George Callas To the editor: The real reason why the United States entered into its 20-year war in Afghanistan is actually quite clear. (“The U.S. war in Afghanistan is over — but…
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NATO Chief Backs Biden, Saying Europe Was Consulted on Afghanistan

Pushing back against European complaints that the Biden Administration had failed to consult its allies over the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary-general, said those objections were exaggerated and that NATO…
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White House Says It’s Simply ‘Up To Americans’ to Choose to Flee Afghanistan, Despite Many Hiding from Taliban

The White House National Security Council (NSC) is saying that it is merely "up to Americans" to choose to take the government's options to evacuate Afghanistan, despite numerous reports that Americans and Afghan allies are living in hiding…
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The United States Left Afghanistan Littered With Decaying Factories, Schools and Offices

The Afghan countryside is littered with abandoned and decaying power plants, prisons, schools, factories, office buildings and military bases, according to a watchdog, the legacy of the 20-year effort the United States to fund the creation…
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Opinion: The U.S. Government Left its Own Journalists Behind in Afghanistan

By : Josh Rogin , The Washington Post Now that the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is complete, many stories of heroic efforts to save Americans and Afghan allies are pouring out, each describing one facet of the chaos and…
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Afghanistan’s War Will Spread beyond Its Borders as Taliban Advances, Senior Negotiator Warns

The Taliban’s blitz of Afghan territory expanded on Wednesday, with the insurgents asserting control over nine of the country’s 34 provincial capitals. Afghan and U.S. officials have warned of catastrophic violence in the war-torn country…
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Afghanistan war: Taliban capture three regional capitals

The Taliban have captured three regional capitals in Afghanistan as they continue to make sweeping territorial gains in the country. They seized control of the key northern city of Kunduz on Sunday, as well as Sar-e-Pul and Taloqan. It means…