Top

Tag: Taliban


Federal, Policy

Afghan refugees in US face uncertainty as legislation stalls

December 30, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Congress has failed so far to create a path to residency for Afghans who worked alongside U.S. soldiers in America’s longest war, pushing into limbo tens of thousands of refugees who fled Taliban control more than two years ago and […]


Defense, Industry

Taliban under scrutiny as US kills al-Qaida leader in Kabul

August 2, 2022

Via: Federal News Network

The U.S. drone strike that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house intensified global scrutiny Tuesday of Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers and further undermined their efforts to secure international recognition and desperately needed aid. The […]


Federal, Policy

Afghan refugees in US to receive temporary protected status

March 16, 2022

Via: Washington's Top News

Afghan refugees in the United States will be allowed to stay for at least 18 months under temporary protected status, the government said Wednesday, a move that will help some of the thousands who arrived following the chaotic American withdrawal […]


Federal, Policy

Thousands of Afghans seek temporary US entry, few approved

November 19, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

More than 28,000 Afghans have applied for temporary admission into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons since shortly before the Taliban recaptured Afghanistan and sparked a chaotic U.S. withdrawal, but only about 100 of them have been approved, according to federal […]


Federal, Policy

Qatar agrees to represent US interests in Afghanistan

November 12, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that the Gulf nation of Qatar has agreed to represent American interests in Afghanistan following the closure of the U.S. embassy in Kabul in late August. Blinken said Qatar will serve as the […]


Defense, Industry

Taliban urge ex-Afghan military pilots to stay, serve nation

November 10, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

A top Taliban official on Wednesday urged former Afghan military pilots to remain in the country, saying they were protected by a national amnesty and would not face arrest. Government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid’s assurances came after dozens of U.S.-trained Afghan […]


Federal, Policy

Most people in US favor Afghan ally refugees: AP-NORC poll

October 4, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Most people in the U.S. want to see Afghans who worked with Americans offered resettlement in the United States, a new poll shows, confirming support across political divides for former military translators and others struggling to escape Taliban rule. The […]


Defense, Industry

The Latest: Putin says US achieved ‘zero’ in Afghanistan

September 1, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, charging that its 20-year military presence in the country has achieved “zero.” Putin said Wednesday that for 20 years the U.S. military in Afghanistan “was trying … to […]


Editorial

U.S. Pullout from Afghanistan: Who and What Is Left Behind?

August 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

At the beginning of the year, President Joe Biden said he would withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, putting an end to America’s longest war. The decision came as a consequence of the deal that President Donald […]


Defense, Industry

G-7 leaders can’t sway Biden to delay Afghanistan withdrawal

August 25, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

The United States clashed with some of its closest allies over President Joe Biden’s insistence on sticking to an Aug. 31 Afghanistan withdrawal date that will shut down a frantic international evacuation effort from Taliban rule. Biden insisted after virtual […]


Defense, Industry

GOP hits Biden despite divides over Afghanistan withdrawal

August 17, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

When President Joe Biden announced he would stick to his predecessor’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, Republican reaction was mixed and largely muted. Foreign policy had become so contentious that the party’s own leaders had no single position […]


Defense, Industry

Biden team surprised by rapid Taliban gains in Afghanistan

August 16, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

President Joe Biden and other top U.S. officials have been stunned by the pace of the Taliban’s nearly complete takeover of Afghanistan, as the planned withdrawal of American forces urgently became a mission to ensure a safe evacuation. The speed […]


Defense, Industry

Sweeping conquests test US hopes of more moderate Taliban

August 11, 2021

Via: Washington's Top News

Sweeping Taliban conquests in Afghanistan this week are challenging the Biden administration’s hopes that a desire for international respect — and for international aid and cash — will moderate the fundamentalist militia’s worst behaviors when the U.S. ends its war […]


Defense, Industry

It’s imminent: After nearly 20 years US to leave Bagram

June 29, 2021

Via: Federal News Network

For nearly 20 years, Bagram Airfield was the heart of American military power in Afghanistan, a sprawling mini-city behind fences and blast walls just an hour’s drive north of Kabul. Initially, it was a symbol of the U.S. drive to […]