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Watchdog: US troop pullout was key factor in Afghan collapse

May. 17, 2022 23:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says decisions by Presidents Donald Trump and Joe Biden to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan were the key factors in the collapse of that nation's military. The new report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction,...

Militants in Afghanistan strike Pakistan army post, kill 3

Apr. 23, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Militants in Afghanistan fired heavy weapons across the border into a Pakistani military outpost overnight, killing three personnel, the army said Saturday, in the latest violence to rattle the volatile region. A firefight ensued with the militants firing toward...

Afghan pilot left his country and resettled in Chattanooga

Mar. 26, 2022 00:02 AM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — It was mission impossible, he wrote. Or, perhaps more accurately, mission suicide. In a matter of days, his country had fallen to the Taliban, a reality Khial Shinwari never expected. He saw the horror of the evacuation from Afghanistan’s military base....

Afghan evacuee enlists in Indiana National Guard

Mar. 12, 2022 09:42 AM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Afghan evacuee who supported U.S. troops overseas and entered this country through southern Indiana's Camp Atterbury has enlisted into the Indiana National Guard. Mohammad Zaki Ahmadi recited the oath of enlistment and signed his paperwork for a three-year...