There hasn't been another major attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, but the campaign to eliminate extremism has carried extraordinary costs.
The Biden administration says the Taliban can't be trusted, but can be pressured into keeping their promises to combat terrorism and respect human rights.
Biden’s address came one day after the last remaining U.S. military aircraft departed Kabul, ending nearly 20 years of war in Afghanistan and capping 17 days of chaotic evacuations in what amounted to the largest noncombatant airlift operation in U.S. military history.
On Aug. 24, Syavash, an Afghan journalist, describes the trauma he experienced attempting to flee the country with his family.
President Biden traveled to his home state of Delaware, where Dover Air Force Base hosts the arrival of U.S. troops killed in foreign combat.
Working for Getty Images, Paula Bronstein captured both scenes of conflict and daily life, and in the process, saw firsthand the changes Afghanistan underwent, including the increasing number of women and girls entering schools. Now, 20 years later, she watches in fear and uncertainty as the Taliban has regained control.
Humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan have waned since the Taliban took over Kabul on Aug. 14, as U.S. troops pulled out of the country, but at least one organization that has worked there for decades says it expects to continue providing assistance.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki clarified Friday that President Biden’s deadly threat toward ISIS-K terrorists who killed 13 U.S. service members in a suicide bombing attack in Kabul was not merely theoretical.
Former Trump national security and defense official Christopher Miller contends that three years ago the intelligence community overhyped the ability of ISIS-K to launch attacks against the U.S. Intelligence reporting on the group was “harrowing and alarmist,” he recalled.
The death toll from the attack outside the airport in Kabul rose to more than 100 Friday, the Associated Press reported, as evacuation flights resumed and former President Barack Obama condemned the attacks, which killed 13 U.S. service members.
Hours after terrorist attack in Afghanistan took the lives of a dozen U.S. soldiers and injured 15 more, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki sought to assure the public that the terrorist network that claimed responsibility for the deadly bombing posed no direct threat to the American homeland.
Busloads of European and Afghan evacuees were harassed by the Taliban and blocked from entering the airport in Kabul on Wednesday, according to a government document obtained by Yahoo News.
Former Trump national security adviser H.R. McMaster called on President Biden to “reverse course” in the aftermath of Thursday’s bombings in Kabul, urging him to scrap his deadline for pulling troops out of Afghanistan, cut off dealings with the Taliban and launch a new war on terror in Central Asia.
A “complex attack” involving at least two explosions outside the airport in Kabul on Thursday killed 13 U.S. service members and at least 15 others, the Pentagon said. The attack also killed and wounded a number of Afghan civilians.
The House speaker joined a chorus of U.S. officials condemning Reps. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Peter Meijer, R-Mich., for secretly flying to Kabul in the middle of ongoing efforts to evacuate thousands of Americans and Afghans.
An SIV applicant who worked as a translator for the U.S. Embassy has tried twice to evacuate Afghanistan with his wife and three young children.
Only nine people evacuated from Afghanistan to the U.S. since the Taliban takeover have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a government document obtained by Yahoo News. Even so, COVID procedures and testing have slowed down the processing of evacuees.
President Biden on Friday sought to defend his administration's halting efforts to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies from Afghanistan after the Taliban's takeover.
President Biden pledged Friday to use “every resource necessary” to evacuate “any American who wants to come home” from Afghanistan. But, he warned, “I cannot promise what the final outcome will be."
U.S. officials say they are racing to evacuate as many people from Afghanistan as possible before the end of the month, when America's 20-year military presence in the country is scheduled to end.
An Afghan woman has mixed feelings about studying for a master's degree in the U.S. as fears mount that women and girls in Afghanistan could be denied education under the new militant regime.
The president says he doesn't believe the Taliban have changed but are "going through sort of an existential crisis" in their apparent quest for international legitimacy.
“I know it doesn’t feel like it, but inflation is both a feature and a bug of a normalizing economy.”
“What is not going to work, and hasn’t worked, is trying to talk people out of the lived reality of higher prices.”
“When inflation expectations rise, actual inflation tends to follow.”
“The Fed must acknowledge that its monetary policy has been a source of inflation, and that it will need to raise interest rates.”
“The supply chain logjams are the core of the problem right now, and that should work itself out over time.”