Turning away from Afghanistan, US focuses on China

After two decades of focusing on Afghanistan, the US withdrawal this week allows the country to shift its focus east, where China’s rival superpower is now the number one priority. A sign of Washington’s strategic shift, Vice President Kamala Harris was in Southeast Asia last week even as the US …

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US airstrike targets ISIS operative in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) – Acting quickly on President Joe Biden’s pledge to respond to the suicide bombing attack at Kabul airport, the US military said it used a drone strike to kill a member of the military on Saturday. the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group. The strike came amid …

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Kamala Harris Says Evacuation of Americans, Afghan Allies is Biden Administrator’s “Highest Priority”

Vice President Kamala Harris said the evacuation of Americans and their allies in Afghanistan was the administration’s “highest priority”, while answering questions from reporters in Vietnam on Thursday. She reiterated that the United States had already evacuated more than 80,000 people since the Taliban took Kabul earlier this month. Yet …

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Biden tries reset after nightmare week in Kabul

“Our determination to bring every American citizen home and evacuate our Afghan allies is unwavering,” said the president, after canceling a weekend in Delaware to stay close to his national security and disaster management teams. His remarks – which raised even more questions when an official later clarified Biden’s statements …

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