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First task for Afghan forces is to slow Taliban's momentum -Pentagon chief

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska July 24 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Saturday that the Afghan security forces' first job was to make sure they could slow the Taliban's momentum before attempting to retake territory, as Afghan forces plan to consolidate forces around strategically important parts of the country.
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U.S. Leaves Afghanistan With Its Tail Between Its Legs

I charge the white man with being the greatest murderer on earth. I charge the white man with being the greatest kidnapper on earth. There is no place in this world that this man can go and say he created peace and harmony. Everywhere he’s gone, he’s created havoc. Everywhere he’s gone, he’s created destruction. — said Malcolm X, providing a vociferous – if accurate– summary of the last 300 years of Western imperialism.
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Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia

Happy Friday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Ellen Mitchell, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the newsletter. THE TOPLINE: The U.S. military carried out an airstrike in Somalia on Friday, its second such...
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He was looking for a woman on a dating show: Notorious serial killer Rodney Alcala is dead

Rodney Alcala, the worst serial killer, is dead. He is said to have raped and murdered several women in the 1970s. The California serial killer who once campaigned in support of young female candidates on a TV dating show has died at the age of 77. Rodney Alkala, who is being held at Corcoran State Jail, died Saturday of natural causes, prison officials said. In California, he was convicted of five murders between 1977 and 1979.
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US launches second Somalia strike in week

The U.S. military carried out an airstrike in Somalia on Friday, its second such action in a week after a months-long gap in strikes. In a statement, Pentagon spokesperson Cindi King said U.S. forces conducted a strike against militants from the al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab terrorist group near Qeycad, Galmudug, Somalia.

UN warns of expanding threat from Daesh, al Qaeda in Afghan

New York [US], July 25 (ANI): The United Nations has warned that the threat from terror groups such as Daesh and Al-Qaeda is expanding in many places in Afghanistan and said the security situation remains fragile with uncertainty surrounding the peace process and a risk of further deterioration. A new...
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Can The U.S. Provide ‘Over-The-Horizon’ Air Support For Afghanistan?

The United States has said it will provide Afghanistan’s military with “over-the-horizon” air support after completing its troop withdrawal from the country. How it can do so with the significant number of potential constraints that may soon emerge, however, isn't all that clear. In mid-July, the U.S. launched several airstrikes...
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Afghan lawmakers voice alarm on air force as US withdrawal nears

Afghan lawmakers on Friday voiced alarm that their air force was depleted in the face of a Taliban offensive, as they asked the United States to finalize assistance ahead of a troop withdrawal. The Pentagon confirmed Thursday the United States in recent days has again used airpower to support Afghan forces against the Taliban, amid fears the insurgents will make rapid gains or even take over after US troops leave.

Taliban Using Pakistani Madrasas To Recruit Fighters

New Delhi: Afghanistan is now squarely blaming Pakistan for supporting the Taliban insurgency with the topmost officials attacking Pakistan’s links with terror in quick succession. Afghanistan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib fired another salvo at Pakistan, as he said that as many as 15,000 militants could enter Afghanistan from Pakistan...
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Why Republicans must resist a full US withdrawal from Afghanistan

When President Biden announced that American troops will withdraw from Afghanistan, ending a nearly 20 year war in that country, he likely counted on solid Republican support for the plan. After all, President Trump also announced his own prospective departure from Afghanistan, setting it for May 1, 2021. As a...