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Former CIA officer talks about first U.S. casualty in Afghanistan on anniversary of Mike Spann’s death

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here SUMMARY In this episode of Intelligence Matters: Declassified, Michael Morell speaks with David Tyson, a retired CIA officer who served in Afghanistan after 9/11. Tyson joins Michael on the anniversary of the death of fellow CIA officer Mike Spann, who......

Germany sees more clarity on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in days

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: German Defense Minister and Christian Democratic Union party chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer arrives to the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, November 11, 2020. Markus Schreiber/Pool via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany expects to learn more details on a planned U.S. troop......

Afghanistan, home to the heroin trade, moves into meth

BBC
A new report released on Tuesday warns that Afghanistan is becoming a significant global producer of methamphetamine. The country’s opium poppy fields are already the source of the majority of the world’s heroin, and now this report, by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), warns that......

Face The Nation: Gottlieb, Merlo, McMaster

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Missed the second half of the show? The latest on the coronavirus vaccine and withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

McMaster blasts

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here H.R. McMaster, a retired lieutenant general and President Trump’s former national security adviser, said the Trump administration is handing the Taliban a victory by withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, calling the plan “abhorrent.” McMaster told “Face the Nation” on Sunday......

Afghanistan conference to set aid cuts, conditions amid war, pandemic

Reuters
(Reuters) – Afghanistan faces funding cuts and tighter restrictions on vital aid from an international donor conference this week, marking further challenges for a nation torn by two decades of war and now ravaged by COVID-19. Ministers from about 70 countries and officials of humanitarian organisations, at the virtual conference......

Australia braces for findings of probe into military actions in Afghanistan

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia on Thursday will release a long-awaited report into alleged crimes committed by some members of its military in Afghanistan. Australia in 2016 launched an inquiry into the......

US announces further drawdown of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq before Biden takes office

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Miller said the withdrawal, which will leave approximately 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and roughly the same number in Iraq, “does not equate change” to US policies or objectives but provided no details about the plan and refused to answer......

Acting Pentagon chief announces U.S. military reduction in Iraq and Afghanistan

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Members of Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team depart to conduct an equipment survey of a Department of Public Works facility Aug. 8 in Afghanistan. Photo: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Chacon | Flickr CC WASHINGTON — Acting Pentagon chief......

Trump Is Said to Be Preparing to Withdraw Troops From Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia

New York Times
WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to order the U.S. military to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia by the time he leaves office in January, using the end of his time in power to significantly pull back American forces from far-flung conflicts around the world. Under......

US military anticipates Trump will issue order to plan for further troop withdrawals from Afghanistan and Iraq

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Pentagon has issued a notice to commanders known as a “warning order” to begin planning to drawdown the number of troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 troops and 2,500 in Iraq by Jan 15, the officials said. Currently there......

Afghanistan conflict: IS links to Kabul student killings cause outrage

BBC
On Monday the 22-year old student was among more than 20 people killed in an attack by gunmen on Kabul University, one of Afghanistan’s oldest and most popular institutions. The assault on young men and women trying to build a future for themselves and their country has shaken the city’s......

U.S. aims to lower troop level in Afghanistan to 2,500 by early 2021, Trump advisor says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Soldiers and Airmen from Provincial Reconstruction Team Zabul return to base after a quality assurance, quality control patrol near the city of Qalat, Zabul province, Afghanistan, Nov. 1, 2010. Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson | U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON —......

Trump says he wants troops in Afghanistan ‘home by Christmas,’ but it’s unclear that will happen

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An airman observes an Army CH-47 Chinook helicopter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan, Feb. 9, 2018. U.S. Army photo WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, who campaigned in 2016 on ending “ridiculous endless wars” in the Middle East, took to......

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