Threats

13 US Troops Killed in Terrorist Attack at Kabul Airport

In a statement, Biden vows to attackers: "We will hunt you down and make you pay."

Threats

US Troops, Afghans Killed by Explosion at Kabul Airport, Pentagon Says

Worsening security and the need to get all troops out is quickly closing the window to safely escape. ‘Today is likely last day,’ one memo advises.

Threats

Afghanistan Airlift Ops Have Rescued 101,300 From Kabul

But numbers out each day are dropping as Taliban tighten grip on airport, security threats rise.

Policy

Biden Holds to Aug. 31 Evacuation Deadline, But Orders Up ‘Contingency Plans’ for Afghanistan Pullout

Military, contracted planes have airlifted 87,900 people from Kabul as of Wednesday—but the Taliban is now clamping down on who can leave.

Policy

US Has Evacuated 42,000 from Kabul; 16,000 in last 24 Hours Alone, Pentagon Says

The pace is still rising; Taliban have threatened “consequences” if U.S. forces remain beyond Aug. 31.

Threats

At Kabul Airport, 2,000 Marines Provide Security and Process Evacuees

Meanwhile, the airfield perimeter is mostly held by soldiers of the 82nd Airborne.

Policy

‘All the Signs Have Been There’ Predicting Afghan Security Force Collapse, IG Says

For more than a decade, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction has been warning about “ghost soldiers” and corruption to anyone willing to pay attention.

Threats

Afghanistan Veterans Struggling With News of Taliban Takeover

Advocates encourage veterans to use VA, veteran service organization resources for help.

Policy

Panic at Kabul Airport Imperils Evacuation Flights; At Least Two Afghans Dead

U.S. warns that any attacks on evacuation will meet “a forceful response,” but how long will the Taliban hold off?

Ideas

We Never Did What Was Necessary in Afghanistan

We lost. It’s painful and infuriating, but a few more troops and a little more time would change nothing.

Policy

Pentagon Sends 3,000 Troops to Secure Kabul Airport as US Evacuates Embassy Staff, Interpreters

Secretary Austin is also requesting additional military aircraft be ready to assist, rapidly get personnel out.

Business

As Delta Variant Spreads, Trade Shows Impose Mask Mandates

The Association for the U.S. Army said it will not limit attendance unless required by the local government.

Threats

Globe-Spanning Wargame Puts New Naval Concepts to the Test

Large Scale Exercise 21 is connecting thousands of sailors and Marines to try out and develop warfighting concepts intended to be central to tomorrow's fight.

Policy

What Will Decrease Training Deaths? More Training, GAO Says

A recent increase in non-combat vehicle deaths could be reversed with more, better training, GAO’s newest report says.

Ideas

Sea-Air-Space Conference Wire: Emerging Tech

Tuesday at the Navy League trade show brought a focus on JADC2, drones, and more.

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