Tag: United States military

China, Afghanistan top Blinken agenda on India, Kuwait trip

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to India and Kuwait next week for talks on China, the coronavirus and Afghanistan, the...

House votes to evacuate more Afghan allies as US war ends

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House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Thursday to allow in thousands more of the Afghans who worked alongside Americans in the Afghanistan war, citing the urgency...

US launched several airstrikes in support of Afghan forces

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. military launched several airstrikes this week in support of Afghan government forces fighting Taliban insurgents, including in the strategically important...

Cuba: US protest narrative paving way for military incursion

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HAVANA — Cuba criticized the United States and President Joe Biden on Wednesday for a series of statements by senior officials after the unprecedented...

Haiti leader’s slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

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BUCARAMANGA, Colombia — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's...

Gen. Milley says Taliban appear to have ‘strategic momentum’

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WASHINGTON — The Taliban appear to have “strategic momentum” in the fight for control of Afghanistan as they put increasing pressure on key cities,...

Afghan war’s end quiets chaplain’s litany of funeral prayers

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DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — This is the place where widows wailed, where mothers buckled to the tarmac in grief and where children...

Pentagon review: What happens if ‘nuclear football’ is lost?

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is taking a rare look at whether it is prepared to deal with the theft or compromise of the portable...

Biden hosts Jordan’s king amid tough choices in Mideast

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is set to host King Abdullah II of Jordan during one of the most difficult moments of the Jordanian...

US to evacuate Afghan visa seekers to Army base in Virginia

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration said Monday it would evacuate about 2,500 Afghans who worked for the U.S. government and their families to a...