The Taliban overran Afghanistan in August 2021 as the former Western-backed government in Kabul collapsed with surprising speed and the last US troops withdrew.
Republicans seek records from Biden administration over 2021 frenetic troop pullout from Afghanistan, where Washington spent $2 trillion over two decades.
Former CENTCOM commander said that Afghanistan was a bipartisan failure for four US administrations in two decades.
As American supremacy is increasingly challenged by its rivals on multiple fronts, it is imperative for the US to recommit itself to maintaining and safeguarding existing alliances.
The state of Afghanistan today is the result of one strategic failure after the other, demonstrating the ineptitude of international interventions.
Countries to which evacuees could be flown include United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Qatar, and Kuwait, US official says as Taliban presses a major offensive in northern Afghanistan.
The US is running out of options as it looks to secure strike capability against terrorist groups after the Afghan withdrawal.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the Australian facility will close as an "interim measure" on May 28 – in three days – "in light of the imminent international military withdrawal from Afghanistan."
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