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Pakistani security official urges U.S. to engage with Afghanistan

Pakistan urged the world to engage with Taliban-led Afghanistan and said the United States should listen to its message as it reassess its relationship with the South Asian nation, a top Pakistani security official said on Wednesday.Moeed Yusuf,…
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US envoy to Afghanistan: Ghani’s decision to flee torpedoed deal to keep Taliban out of Kabul

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's decision to flee his country on Aug. 15 torpedoed an 11th-hour deal the U.S. had brokered to keep the Taliban out of Kabul for at least two weeks, according to the State Department's special envoy to Afghanistan.  The…
Al Qaeda could rebuild in Afghanistan in a year or two, U.S. officials say
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Al Qaeda Could Rebuild In Afghanistan in a Year or Two, U.S. Officials Say

Al Qaeda could rebuild inside Afghanistan in one to two years, top intelligence officials said Tuesday, noting that some members of the terrorist group had already returned to the country. Earlier in the year, top Pentagon officials said Al…
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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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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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US- And UK-Trained Afghan Soldiers Appear To Have Joined Taliban

Afghan soldiers trained by the US appear to have joined the Taliban 2.0 — giving the militants expertise along with the massive armory of US weapons of war they had already seized, according to a report. British officers have analyzed photographs…
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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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Taliban Must Allow Departures from Afghanistan, Blinken Says

The new Taliban-led Afghan government must live up to its commitments to allow safe passage for those looking to leave Afghanistan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said. Speaking from Germany on Wednesday during a virtual meeting of…