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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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New UN Envoy: Yemen Is Stuck in `Indefinite State of War’

The new U.N. special envoy for Yemen said Friday that the Arab world's poorest nation is “stuck in an indefinite state of war” and resuming negotiations to end the more than six-year conflict won't be easy. Hans Grundberg, a Swedish diplomat…
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Terrorism Will Increase Under Afghanistan’s Newly Appointed Taliban Government, Experts Warn

The Taliban in Afghanistan have named a new interim government led by hardliners as the group pledges to implement a strict Islamic rule over the country of roughly 40 million. The new cabinet of the freshly restored Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan…
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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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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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US Forces to Stay in Iraq and Syria

by : Elijah J. Magnier , Al Mayadeen US President Joe Biden has said his forces will stay in Iraq under a different title and will no longer be identified as “combat forces” by the end of 2021, rather as “trainers and advisors”.…
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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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Russia, Central Asian Allies Hold Drills near Afghanistan

Troops from Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on Tuesday wrapped up their drills intended to simulate a joint response to potential security threats coming from Afghanistan. The war games that began last week involved 2,500 Russian, Tajik and…
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Afghanistan War: At Least 27 Children Killed in Three Days, UN Says

At least 27 children have been killed in Afghanistan in three days amid fierce fighting between the Taliban and government forces, the UN has said. The UN children's agency Unicef said it was shocked by the "rapid escalation of grave violations…