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Opinion

Opinion: Afghanistan Should Be a Global Energy Player. It Won’t.

When the U.S. invaded Afghanistan 20 years ago, conspiracy theorists on the Left cried, “No War for Oil!” The real reason for the Bush administration’s invasion was to topple the Taliban government and make way for a lucrative oil pipeline sought by friends of oilman Dick Cheney. The fact that these same progressives had just spent

Opinion

Opinion: Post-Afghanistan, Allies Cannot Trust U.S.

The precipitous withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan should teach America’s allies a basic lesson. You cannot trust the Americans as true alliance partners and should not believe all the reassurances of American leaders, diplomats, and bureaucrats. Neither President Joe Biden nor his predecessor Donald Trump cares about Afghanistan. They could never maintain a commitment

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Breaks Trust With Afghanistan Withdrawal

I received an email from an Afghan man who worked with me as a translator during my time as Commander of NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan and Commander of Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan. He wrote, “I am under immense threat for my life,” and asked if I could write a letter to help

Afghanistan

Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida

The lightning-fast changes in Afghanistan are forcing the Biden administration to confront the prospect of a resurgent al-Qaida, the group that attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001, at the same time the U.S. is trying to stanch violent extremism at home and cyberattacks from Russia and China. With the rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces and

Afghanistan

This Week With Gosar: Special Edition Newsletter

BREAKING:  Afghanistan Falls to Taliban; Biden Incompetence Blamed It is with heavy heart that I am compelled to write this special update. Our great nation has been humiliated on a global scale due to incompetence, hubris and idiocy from the White House and the State Department. After four years under President Trump of record economic growth, global

State

Arizona Afghans relieved after Ducey’s refugee proposal, still worried

Phoenix resident Naqibullah “Nakib” Isaczai welcomed Gov. Doug Ducey’s announcement that Arizona will accept refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan – but still worries that the U.S. response will be too little, too late. Like thousands now trying to flee, Isaczai worked as an interpreter for the U.S. Army before getting a Special Immigrant

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