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After Afghanistan, what kind of wars does Pentagon want to fight?

by : Anna Mulrine Grobe , CSMONITOR As the last of the U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan and closed the books on the longest war in American history, the general consensus seemed to be that politicians won’t be asking the Pentagon…
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ISIS Terrorist Threats Jeopardize Afghanistan Evacuation, Pentagon Assessment Warns

Terrorist threats are now jeopardizing the massive American evacuation effort underway in Afghanistan’s capital, Pentagon officials relayed to lawmakers Tuesday, according to three congressional aides and another source familiar with the…
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U.S. Intensifies Airstrikes in Afghanistan as Taliban Offensive Nears Kandahar

The U.S. has stepped up airstrikes in southern Afghanistan amid growing apprehension over a Taliban offensive threatening Kandahar, the country’s second-largest city and spiritual capital of the Taliban movement. The fall of Kandahar would…
U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan
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U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than 90% complete, Pentagon says

The U.S. military has withdrawn more than 90% of its troops and equipment from Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The update comes about two months ahead of the deadline President Joe Biden had set earlier this year. The United States…
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Pentagon Seeks to Soften Blow of U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan

When Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III convened his military brain trust last Thursday on a classified videoconference for an update on Afghanistan, commanders had reason to feel positive. The American troop drawdown that President Biden…
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US may slow pullout from Afghanistan: Pentagon

The US military could slow down its withdrawal from Afghanistan due to the gains made by the Taliban insurgents, Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said Monday. Kirby stressed that President Joe Biden's deadline of a full withdrawal by September…
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Pentagon Works to Move Troops to Countries Near Afghanistan as Military Eyes Drawdown’s End by July

The Pentagon wants to put counterterrorism forces in nations neighboring Afghanistan to monitor terrorist activity in that country after U.S. troops end their two-decade fight there, top U.S. defense officials said Thursday. Pentagon officials…
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Pentagon Chief, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Regional Security, Yemen War

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday and emphasized U.S. commitment to helping Saudi Arabia defend its territory and people, the Pentagon said. Austin and Prince Mohammed discussed…
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US withdrawal from Afghanistan nearly at halfway point one month into effort

The U.S. military is nearly at the halfway point in pulling its forces from Afghanistan only a month into the effort, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said Tuesday. U.S. Central Command estimates that it has completed “between 30 to 44…
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Pentagon examining how to evacuate thousands who worked for US from Afghanistan

The Pentagon is in the early stages of planning for the potential evacuation of thousands of Afghan nationals whose work for the US could make them Taliban targets when the American military withdraws from the country, according to four administration…