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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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September 11: Assorted FBI Note Cites Saudi Involvement

The U.S. government on Saturday released an FBI note confirming Riyadh’s involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks by al – Qaeda, but did not provide the expected evidence for the families of the victims prosecuting Saudi Arabia. Of…
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Biden Defends Afghanistan Withdrawal on 9/11 Anniversary: ‘How Else Could You Get Out?’

President Biden on Saturday again defended the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, arguing that the vast majority of Americans wanted to get out -- and asking "How else could you get out?" Biden was speaking to reporters in Shanksville, Pa.,…
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FBI Docs Shed Light on Apparent Mossad Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

By Whitney Webb, Twitter: @_whitneywebb , ISRAEL_PALESTINE NEWSNew information released by the FBI on May 7th has brought fresh scrutiny to the possibility that the “Dancing Israelis,” at least two of whom were known Mossad operatives,…
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Video : 20 Years of US Presence: The Costs for Americans and Afghans

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POkcHLS577c Invasion of Afghanistan, America’s longest war, the two-decade-long conflict that started in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Killed tens of thousands of people, dogged four U.S.…
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Cohen: Donald Rumsfeld — Iraq invasion was his brainchild and his folly

by : Andrew Cohen , OTTAWA CITIZEN ORTLAND, Maine — On Aug. 23, they brought the body of Donald Henry Rumsfeld to Arlington National Cemetery on a flag-draped, horse-drawn caisson, accompanied by an honour guard. As a former serviceman…

The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War

By : Craig Whitlock @CraigMWhitlock , Amazon LinkCraig Michael Whitlock (born 26 March 1968) is a journalist working for The Washington Post, where he is responsible for covering the Pentagon and national security. He has worked as a staff…
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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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‘Around’ 100 Americans Left in Afghanistan, Klain Says

White House chief of staff Ron Klain said Sunday that there are around 100 American citizens left in Afghanistan, days after the administration’s Aug. 31 deadline for getting them all out. “We're in touch with all of them who we've identified…
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THE HUMAN COST OF US INVASION OF AFGHANISTAN:

American service members killed in Afghanistan through April: 2,448 U.S. contractors: 3,846 Afghan national military and police: 66,000 Other allied service members, including from other NATO member states: 1,144 Afghan civilians:…