White House: US has capacity to evacuate remaining Americans

The United States has the capacity to evacuate the approximately 300 US citizens remaining in Afghanistan who want to leave before President Joe Biden’s Tuesday deadline, senior Biden administration officials said, as another US drone strike against suspected Islamic State militants underscored the grave threat in the war’s final days. “This is the most dangerous … Read more

‘I don’t trust anybody’: Joe Biden on being asked if he believes Taliban

US President Joe Biden on Sunday said he doesn’t trust anybody when asked if he believes the Taliban or not. “I don’t trust anybody, including you, I love you but there is not a lot of people I trust,” he told a reporter. Addressing the nation from White House on  the future of action of … Read more

As Afghanistan collapses, a lament for ‘repeating the same mistakes’

Few people in Congress have stood as alone as Rep. Barbara Lee did on Sept. 14, 2001. Three days earlier, the United States had endured the most devastating attack ever on its soil. Now Congress was called on to authorize the unleashing of American military power against al-Qaida and its Taliban enablers in Afghanistan who … Read more

Joe Biden ran on competence and empathy. Afghanistan is testing that.

For most of the past week, in the fires of the worst foreign policy crisis of his young administration, the president who won the White House on a promise of competence and compassion has had trouble demonstrating much of either. The chaos in Kabul and his own conflicting messages have left President Joe Biden struggling … Read more