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Marine commander relieved over viral video calling out military leaders for Afghanistan withdrawal [UPDATED]
"I am willing to throw it all away to say to my senior leaders 'I demand accountability.'"
The first 2,500 Afghans evacuated were the easiest to get out. What about the rest?
Time is running out.
The US is reportedly ‘days away’ from Afghanistan withdrawal
"A civil war is certainly a path that can be visualized if this continues on the trajectory it’s on right now."
US to begin evacuating Afghan interpreters before troop withdrawal [Updated]
About 18,000 Afghans have applied for visas.
How the Afghanistan withdrawal went from ‘home by Christmas’ to ‘standby to standby’
“I don't think there's anyone who believes we'll be at zero by the end of the year,” an unnamed senior administration official told NBC.
The Pentagon won’t say if all US troops are actually leaving Afghanistan by Christmas
A day after President Donald Trump tweeted that all U.S. troops in Afghanistan should be home by the end of the year, the silence coming from top military leaders was...
US moves from conditions-based withdrawal to inelegant bug-out from Afghanistan
The Afghan government has neither been informed nor consulted about any U.S. military plan to draw down to 2,500 troops next year, an Afghan official told Task & Purpose on...
US threatens to close its massive embassy in Baghdad
Washington has made preparations to withdraw diplomats from Iraq after warning Baghdad it could shut its embassy, two Iraqi officials and two Western diplomats said, a step Iraqis fear could...
Trump: the US ‘never really fought to win’ in Afghanistan
"Except at the beginning, we never really fought to win."
CENTCOM says it will ramp up operations against ISIS in Syria in coming ‘days and weeks’
U.S. Central Command chief General Kenneth McKenzie said on Saturday about 500 U.S. personnel in east Syria are expected to resume operations against Islamic State in coming days and weeks.
Turkey may resume its assault on Syria even as some Kurdish fighters have yet to withdraw, Erdogan says
"All will have to get out," Erdogan said. "The process will not end before they are out."
Most US troops leaving Syria as Turkish invasion pushes further into Kurdish territory
As of Sunday, President Trump had not ordered all US troops to withdraw from Syria.
Trump Finds Himself Trapped Again By A War He Campaigned Against
President Donald Trump surprised his top aides last week when he said he wanted U.S. troops out of Syria “very … Continued
Trump Considers A New Strategy In Afghanistan: Withdrawing
After sending “the generals” scurrying for months to provide him with a strategy for victory in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump … Continued