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Top Pentagon leaders to face tough questions from Congress on Afghan pullout decision
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Top Pentagon leaders to face tough questions from Congress on Afghan pullout decision

Republicans have intensified their attacks on President Joe Biden's decision to pull all troops out of Afghanistan, saying it left the US more vulnerable to terrorism

Russians vote in parliamentary polls after historic crackdown
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Russians vote in parliamentary polls after historic crackdown

The run-up to the parliamentary polls has been marred by an unprecedented crackdown on Kremlin critics and independent media

From costs to consequences, how Pentagon's reliance on contractors hurt US in 9/11 wars
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From costs to consequences, how Pentagon's reliance on contractors hurt US in 9/11 wars

The Pentagon pumped out more contracts than it could oversee, lawmakers and government special investigators said

Dozens of dogs left behind during chaotic US evacuation find new home, handlers
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Dozens of dogs left behind during chaotic US evacuation find new home, handlers

Earlier, the Pentagon had denied that US military personnel abandoned some of their dogs at the airport

Missile tests revive fears of North Korea building capacity to strike against US allies
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Missile tests revive fears of North Korea building capacity to strike against US allies

The tests came before US special representative for North Korea, Sung Kim, was to meet his South Korean and Japanese counterparts in Tokyo this week to discuss stalled talks with North Korea

After US drawdown, American commanders who led the war in Afghanistan reflect on mistakes, regrets
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After US drawdown, American commanders who led the war in Afghanistan reflect on mistakes, regrets

Given the results, the 20-year war in Afghanistan was not worth the cost, said Karl Eikenberry, a former commander in Afghanistan

North Korea test-fires new 'long-range cruise missile', Pentagon quiet
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North Korea test-fires new 'long-range cruise missile', Pentagon quiet

The North is under international sanctions for its nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes, which it says it needs to defend against a US invasion

9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'
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9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'

Bush, who was president during the attacks, commended the courage of the Flight 93 passengers and crew who are believed to have foiled an attack on the US Capitol by leading the plane to crash in rural Pennsylvania

20 years post-9/11, links between Islamophobia and suicide remain unexplored with American-Muslims at high risk
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20 years post-9/11, links between Islamophobia and suicide remain unexplored with American-Muslims at high risk

A July 2021 study revealed that American Muslims report two times the odds of a suicide attempt in their life compared to other faith groups

More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear
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More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear

The worst terror attack on American soil led to increased and sometimes tension-filled security measures in airports across the world, aimed at preventing a repeat of that awful day

Pentagon says 'no evidence' to back claims of Pakistan sending fighters to support Taliban in Afghanistan
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Pentagon says 'no evidence' to back claims of Pakistan sending fighters to support Taliban in Afghanistan

Former Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani had alleged that 10,000 to 15,000 men had been sent in to capture Kabul

Biden to address nation today on his decision not to extend presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August
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Biden to address nation today on his decision not to extend presence in Afghanistan beyond 31 August

An undetermined number of Americans remain in Afghanistan, as well as a number of Afghans who wanted to leave but were unable to get on US airplanes

'Our commitment to them holds no deadline', says Antony Blinken as many Americans, Afghans remain
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'Our commitment to them holds no deadline', says Antony Blinken as many Americans, Afghans remain

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US will continue to try to get Americans and Afghans out of the country and will work with Afghanistan's neighbours to secure their departure

'Killed IS target': US carries out drone strike after Kabul blasts; Taliban seal off airport
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'Killed IS target': US carries out drone strike after Kabul blasts; Taliban seal off airport

With the airlift window narrowing sharply ahead of 31 August deadline, more than 5,000 people remained inside Kabul airport awaiting evacuation on Saturday

How a chaotic US exit plan unravels on ground in Afghanistan after Taliban's quick takeover
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How a chaotic US exit plan unravels on ground in Afghanistan after Taliban's quick takeover

Across Afghanistan, the Taliban were methodically gathering strength by threatening tribal leaders in every community they entered with warnings to surrender or die

Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating; Pentagon activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet
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Biden says US-led evacuation from Kabul is accelerating; Pentagon activates Civil Reserve Air Fleet

Tens of thousands of people remain to join the airlift, which has been slowed by security issues and US bureaucracy hurdles

US Embassy officials in Kabul warned top Washington officials of Taliban takeover in July, says report
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US Embassy officials in Kabul warned top Washington officials of Taliban takeover in July, says report

US officials' classified information had told the State Department that the Taliban's aggressive advance might not be stopped by Afghanistan's government forces

Pentagon on lockdown after multiple gunshots fired near metro station
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Pentagon on lockdown after multiple gunshots fired near metro station

The Pentagon Transit Centre is just steps from the Pentagon building, which is in Arlington County, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.

US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by year end, says Joe Biden
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US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by year end, says Joe Biden

Biden said the US military will continue to assist Iraq in its fight against the Islamic State, and the security relationship will be focused on training and intelligence-sharing

Lloyd Austin's human rights, S-400 remarks struck jarring note to US SecDef's largely successful India visit
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Lloyd Austin's human rights, S-400 remarks struck jarring note to US SecDef's largely successful India visit

As the Pentagon chief on a mission to strengthen bilateral security and defence partnership, Austin could have done better than raising an issue that feeds into political partisanship in India