troop withdrawal

Veterans

Afghan vet: ‘What have we ended up with at the end of it?’

Photo: In this June 30, 2021, Los Angeles-based producer, actress and Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Brofer poses with her blog equipment at her apartment in Los Angeles. Images of the World Trade Center towers collapsing in New York were still fresh in the minds of the first American troops arriving in Afghanistan, as the U.S.

Military

US left Afghan airfield at night, didn’t tell new commander

The U.S. left Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield after nearly 20 years by shutting off the electricity and slipping away in the night without notifying the base’s new Afghan commander, who discovered the Americans’ departure more than two hours after they left, Afghan military officials said. Afghanistan’s army showed off the sprawling air base Monday, providing a

National

House votes to override Trump’s veto of defense bill

The Democratic-controlled House voted overwhelmingly Monday to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense policy bill, setting the stage for what would be the first veto override of his presidency. House members voted 322-87 to override the veto, well above the two-thirds needed to override. The Senate, which is expected to vote on the

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