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A Botched Drone Strike in Kabul Started With the Wrong Car

New York Times
[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according......

Biden supports full investigation into Afghanistan drone strike

Reuters
U.S. President Joe Biden waves as he walks from Marine One at his return from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden supports a thorough investigation of the U.S.......

Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians.

New York Times
[explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the explosion killed 10 people, including 43-year-old Zemari Ahmadi and seven children, according......

Pentagon admits killing 10 civilians, including up to 7 children, in Kabul drone strike last month

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr., commander of the U.S. Central Command testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during its hearing on the “U.S. Central Command and U.S. Africa Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2022......

Pentagon says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians in ‘tragic mistake’

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – The U.S. military said on Friday that a drone strike in Kabul last month killed as many 10 civilians, including seven children, and it apologized for what the Pentagon said was a tragic mistake. Senior U.S. officers had said the Aug. 29 strike that took......

Los Angeles Clippers strike $500 million-plus naming rights deal with financial software company Intuit

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here New LA Clippers arena. Source: LA Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers announced on Friday a sponsorship deal with financial software company Intuit, which will hold title rights to the team’s new $1.2 billion arena, scheduled to open in Inglewood in......

Fears That Trump Might Launch a Strike Prompted General to Reassure China, Book Says

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here “I continually reminded him,” General Milley is quoted as saying, “depending on where and what you strike, you could find yourself at war.” Later that day, General Milley spoke to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was growing increasingly concerned......

Video: ‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here [explosion] In one of the final acts of its 20-year war in Afghanistan, the United States fired a missile from a drone at a car in Kabul. It was parked in the courtyard of a home, and the......

Military Analysis Raises Questions About Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s top officer asserted last week that a drone attack on a sedan near the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, was a “righteous strike” that foiled a plot by the Islamic State in the waning......

Concession workers at Oracle Park vote to strike

ESPN
Concession workers at the San Francisco Giants‘ Oracle Park voted overwhelming to strike on Saturday, citing concerns over COVID-19 safety and health coverage. According to UNITE HERE Local 2, at least 20 concessions workers have been infected with COVID-19 since the stadium reopened this season. 96.7% of active stadium workers......

Kabul drone strike: The key questions about a US attack

BBC
The location of the drone strike is in a heavily built-up part of Kabul called Khaje Bughra, near the airport. Relatives and neighbours in the area have disputed the justification for the strike, telling journalists that US intelligence was wrong, and that there was no Islamic State presence in the......

Oakland University faculty strike over contract dispute mars first day of classes

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Rochester — The campus of Oakland University was quieter than expected on the first day of fall classes Thursday after the faculty was unable to reach a labor contract with the university and went on strike. University officials encouraged students......

Afghanistan: US investigating civilian deaths in Kabul strike

BBC
“The President was informed that operations continue uninterrupted at HKIA (Kabul airport), and has reconfirmed his order that commanders redouble their efforts to prioritize doing whatever is necessary to protect our forces on the ground,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement. BBC – For more and......

Afghanistan Live Updates: U.S. Carries Out Strike in Kabul as Evacuation Nears End

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Here’s what you need to know: Video Footage showed the suspected site of a U.S. military drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The strike targeted a vehicle carrying explosives, a Defense Department official said. Possible civilian casualties were being......

U.S. Conducts Drone Strike in Kabul and Winds Down Airlift as Deadline Nears

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The strike eliminated what U.S. officials called an imminent terrorist threat. The military evacuation of Afghans is ending, but the United States and others say they will still get people out. Source – Click here for more...

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