WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (Reuters) - In the last call between U.S. President Joe Biden and his Afghanistan counterpart before the Taliban seized control of the country, the leaders discussed military aid, political strategy and messaging tactics, but neither Biden nor Ashraf...
The Afghans are potential candidates for Special Immigration Visas (SIV)They were flagged as possible matches to intelligence agency watch lists by the Defense Department's Automated Biometric Identification SystemThe Afghan who has potential ties to ISIS was detected by security...
On today’s Watchman Newscast, host Erick Stakelbeck breaks down the ongoing rocket barrage by the Gaza-based terror groups Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad against Israel—with hundreds upon hundreds of rockets targeting Israeli cities. How is Israel responding and what...
Several measles cases halt US-bound flights with Afghan refugees The Biden administration said on Friday that the United States has temporarily suspended flights with Afghan evacuees on board from entering the country after several measles cases were confirmed among recent arrivals. “‘Operation Allies...
The United States has a “moral obligation” to ensure the evacuation of Afghan allied personnel, including interpreters, from Kabul, says former Afghan interpreter Ahmadullah Sediqi, as President Joe Biden’s self-imposed Aug. 31 deadline to leave Afghanistan nears. Sediqi, who served as an interpreter for U.S....
Mark “Oz” Geist, one of the heroes of Benghazi, worked with the Shadow Warriors Project to arrange for a charter flight to take 100 Americans and green card holders out of Afghanistan, but the Biden administration has stranded the...
The Taliban takeover of Afghanistan gave the Chinese regime a golden opportunity to attack the United States and attempt to widen its own influence. And it wasted no time to seize it. State-run newspapers, broadcasters, and Chinese diplomats have launched a propaganda offensive not dissimilar...
U.S. carriers can’t fly over Afghanistan unless they receive authorization, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Monday. All U.S. carriers and commercial operators are “prohibited from operating at all altitudes” in the region around Kabul, except for Department of Defense flights, the FAA said. The...
The Taliban said on Sunday that “hundreds” of its fighters are going to the Panjshir Valley, an area that is not controlled by the group. “Hundreds of of the Islamic Emirate are heading towards the state of Panjshir to control it, after...
Sam Faddis, retired CIA agent and author, talked to Steve Bannon today about the catastrophic U.S. retreat from Kabul: “We are in the process of simply abandoning thousands and thousands of Americans to a country that is now under the...
Up to 1,500 Americans remain in Afghanistan after some 4,500 have been evacuated, a top U.S. official said Wednesday. Evacuation efforts launched on Aug. 14, after the Taliban terrorist group took over the country. On that date, there were as...
As we try to understand what happened on Aug. 26, 2021, at Kabul Airport with the American loss of life, some disturbing facts are coming to light. In a military retrograde (withdrawal in civilian terms), especially when conducted under duress,...
Al Jazeera is funded by the country of Qatar, which funds the terrorist group Hamas Hours after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan amid the Taliban takeover, Al Jazeera published what it described as "exclusive" videos and photos of the Taliban entering...
Jim Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at the Heritage Foundation on the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. (Courtesy: MBN) In the video below, Jim Phillips joined Sky News Monday, August 6,...