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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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Top US Spy says Somalia, Yemen, Syria and Iraq Represent Greater Terrorist Threat than Afghanistan

Afghanistan is no longer the US' top concern among international terrorist threats to the American homeland, the nation's top spy said at an intelligence and national security conference in Washington on Monday, even amid ongoing fears from…
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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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Iraq, US Agree To Move Forward To End US Combat Presence

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi yesterday received United States Central Command (CENTCOM) chief, General Kenneth McKenzie, in Baghdad and agreed to hold another meeting of the American and Iraqi technical military committees to finalise…
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Most Americans Favor Afghanistan Withdrawal but Say It Was Poorly Handled

Americans continue to support the decision to leave Afghanistan, a set of new polls released Sunday finds, but largely think the withdrawal was mishandled. And the public gives President Joe Biden relatively poor marks for the withdrawal, possibly…
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Biden Boosts U.S. Troops in Afghanistan for ‘Orderly’ Withdrawal

President Joe Biden boosted the U.S. troop deployment to Afghanistan to ensure an “orderly and safe drawdown” as Taliban fighters expand their control of major cities and advance toward Kabul. Biden’s authorization on Saturday adds about…
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Al-Nujaba: Iraq No Need Help of US Troops

Expressing regret over recent remarks of the Iraqi foreign minister, Deputy Secretary-General of Iraq al-Nujaba Islamic Resistance Movement says Iraq does not need the help of US troops. Nasr al-Shammari the Deputy Secretary-General of Iraq’s…

America sold $175 billion in weapons abroad in FY2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. sold $175 billion in weapons to foreign partners and allies in fiscal 2020, a 2.8 percent rise from the previous year’s total, according to a Friday announcement from the Defense and State departments.source: Defense…