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Antony Blinken to Afghan President: U.S. Will Stay Even When Troops Leave

Washington will demonstrate “enduring” support for Afghanistan even after the U.S. withdraws its troops from the country later this year, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Thursday. “The reason I’m here … is to demonstrate literally, by our presence, that we have an enduring and ongoing commitment to Afghanistan,”…

Wednesday Evening Dispatch: Biden Rolls Back Trump-Era Pro-Life Rule

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Liz Cheney: Pulling Troops From Afghanistan Gives Taliban, al Qaeda a ‘Propaganda Victory’

Neoconservative House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) has slammed President Joe Biden’s reported plan to remove the remaining 2,500 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September. “Withdrawing our forces from Afghanistan by September 11 will only embolden the very jihadists who attacked our homeland on that day twenty years ago,” Cheney declared Tuesday in a statement…

Joe Biden to Withdraw Remaining US Troops from Afghanistan by September 11 in Continuation...

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that the U.S. will withdraw the remaining American troops from Afghanistan by this September 11 — the 20th anniversary of the war. “After a rigorous policy review, President [Joe] Biden has decided to draw down the remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan and finally end the U.S. war there after 20…

Biden’s Looming Afghan Debacle: Worst Since Fall of Saigon

Biden’s Looming Afghan Debacle: Worst Since Fall of Saigon News Topic 69: Exclusive: US Secretary Antony Blinken in a letter to President Ghani–similar to one shared with Chairman Abdullah–presents four suggestions for Afghan peace process (see thread): JavaScript is not available. Exclusive: US Secretary Antony Blinken in a letter to President Ghani–similar to one shared…

US Spent Nearly A Billion Dollars On ‘Gender Equality’ Projects In Afghanistan

The U.S. government has spent nearly a billion dollars on “gender equality” projects in Afghanistan since 2002, and although there were some improvements for womens’ conditions in the country, there were significant barriers, including “harmful sociocultural norms,” a report shows. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction released its report Wednesday detailing how the U.S.…

Biden Pentagon Signals It May Depart from Trump’s Afghanistan Troop Drawdown to Zero

The Biden Pentagon indicated recently it may depart from the Trump administration’s peace agreement with the Taliban and leave 2,500 U.S. forces in Afghanistan beyond a negotiated drawdown date of May. Pentagon chief spokesman John Kirby said Thursday that while the Biden administration is committed to a negotiated settlement, the Taliban is not meeting its…

Exclusive — Pompeo: Trump Confronting Radical Islamic Terrorism Made America and the World Safer

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Breitbart News exclusively last week in his office that President Donald Trump directly confronting radical Islamic terrorism made the United States and the world a much safer place, paving the path for historic peace deals like the Abraham Accords. Because the Trump administration directly confronted radical Islamic terrorism, Pompeo…

Report: Afghanistan’s Booming Meth Industry May Rival Its Heroin Trade

Afghanistan is emerging as a significant global producer of methamphetamine, according to a study published on Tuesday by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Afghan drug traffickers have in recent years discovered that the ephedra plant — commonly found growing wild in certain parts of the country — can be used to…

Donald Trump Dismisses Liz Cheney Request to Accept Election Results

President Donald Trump on Saturday dismissed House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney after she asked him to accept the results of the election. “Sorry Liz, can’t accept the results of an election with hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes cast, enough to easily flip the Election,” Trump wrote on Twitter. In a statement Saturday, Cheney…
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