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[Ticker] Blinken to return to Brussels for talks on Ukraine, Afghanistan

Added: 12.04.2021 6:27 | 6 views | 0 comments

US secretary of state Antony Blinken will return to Brussels this week for discussions on Iran, Afghanistan and Russian activities directed at Ukraine, a US official said, Reuters reports. Blinken will join US defence secretary Lloyd Austin in Brussels. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity on Saturday, did not release additional details on the trip.

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw says he will be 'effectively blind' for a month

Added: 11.04.2021 2:18 | 10 views | 0 comments

The Afghanistan veteran, who wears an eye patch, hopes surgeons got to a detached retina in time to save his vision.

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Rep. Dan Crenshaw ‘effectively blind for about a month’ after emergency eye surgery, he says

Added: 10.04.2021 18:23 | 16 views | 0 comments

Crenshaw, who lost his right eye in Afghanistan, said he discovered his left retina was detaching this week.

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Streyder and Weinstein: Biden, Afghanistan and the commodification of the American warfighter

Added: 09.04.2021 12:00 | 9 views | 0 comments

Veterans and military families are extraordinarily resilient. In fact, their unique ability to adapt to changing circumstances has served as a role model throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. But their willingness to serve no matter the costs has been shamefully abused. 

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Frustrated military officials want Biden to make a decision on Afghanistan

Added: 09.04.2021 2:17 | 10 views | 0 comments

“There needs to be a decision,” said a senior officer. An ex-official said Biden is “dithering” and leaders want him to "tell us what we’re doing here.”

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US feels Afghans out on sharing with Taliban

Added: 09.03.2021 3:02 | 2 views | 0 comments

President Joe Biden is testing whether he can bring sweeping changes in Afghanistan, including a potential government involving the Taliban, in a high-risk strategy as he weighs whether to honor a May deadline to end America’s longest war. In a letter leaked to Afghan media over the weekend, Secretary of State Antony Blinken encouraged Afghan leaders to consider a “new, inclusive government” and proposed that talks take place within weeks in Turkey to seal a peace deal with the Taliban. The behind-the-scenes but dramatic diplomacy comes as Biden completes a review on one of his first major foreign policy questions – whether to abide by an agreement with the Islamist insurgents negotiated by...

Jill Biden to honor women from 15 countries for making 'extraordinary choices' despite their fear ...

Added: 08.03.2021 14:11 | 1 views | 0 comments

First lady Jill Biden on Monday will honor nearly two dozen women from 15 countries for making the 'extraordinary choice' to demand justice despite their fear. The 21 women are being recognized with the State Department's International Women of Courage Award, include seven from Afghanistan who are receiving posthumous honors. 'On this #InternationalWomensDay, we celebrate the resilience and courage of women everywhere. “Each time a woman stands up for herself...she stands up for all women.” - Maya Angelou,' she wrote on Twitter Monday morning. Her speech will be followed by a trip to the West Coast to visit military bases in Washington state and...

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Ghani Opposes Proposal for Interim Afghan Government

Added: 07.03.2021 1:46 | 1 views | 0 comments

ISLAMABAD - Afghanistan's Taliban said Saturday that their leaders had restarted peace talks with the United States, as a May 1 deadline for all U.S.-led foreign troops to withdraw from the war-shattered country fast approaches. A spokesman for the Islamist insurgent group said the meeting took place Friday night in Doha, the capital of Qatar, where Taliban political deputy chief Abdul Ghani Baradar and U.S. special Afghan peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad led their respective teams. The Taliban reject Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's government as an illegal entity and product of the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan, insisting intra-Afghan peace talks should lead to the formation of an "Islamic"...

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