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Today’s SPECIAL EXTENDED AFGHANISTAN CRISIS EDITION PDB includes a variety of critical issues such as –
Lawmakers from both parties push back at Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline.
In Kabul, private rescue efforts grow desperate as time to evacuate Afghans runs out.
Breaking hearts and minds: The strategy of surrender.
Al Qaeda is still in Afghanistan and the Taliban are still their allies.
Two Congress members fly to Kabul, infuriate DoD, White House.
Russia begins Afghan evacuation, holds military exercises in Tajikistan.
ISIS terrorist threats jeopardize Afghanistan evacuation.
Naval Strike Missile: The U.S. Navy’s secret weapon against China?
READ TODAY’S PDB BELOW:
Biden’s Afghan Disaster
TOTAL LIE – Biden says he expects Afghanistan evacuations to be finished next week. About 64,000 individuals have been evacuated from Kabul in recent weeks, but advocates say thousands more are still waiting.
Biden’s rush to the Afghan exits. The Taliban says get out by Aug. 31. The U.S. President agrees.
Lawmakers from both parties push back at Biden’s Aug. 31 deadline. Democrats and Republicans alike on Tuesday called on President Biden to push back his Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw American forces helping to evacuate thousands of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies.
Two Congress members fly to Kabul, infuriate DoD, White House. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Rep. Peter Meijer, R-Mich., flew in and out on charter aircraft and were on the ground at the Kabul airport for several hours.
Breaking hearts and minds: The strategy of surrender. This is more than just an issue of international credibility, it is also one of national security.
Kabul evacuations kick into overdrive with a week left before Afghanistan withdrawal. The Kabul airport evacuation effort flew out more than 21,000 people on Monday.
In Kabul, private rescue efforts grow desperate as time to evacuate Afghans runs out. A disparate group of American veterans, military contractors, aid workers and former spies is scrambling to get as many people out of Afghanistan as they can before President Biden shuts down the window for rescues in coming days.
In an image mocking the Marines, the Taliban shows off new propaganda savvy. Since taking control of Afghanistan, the Taliban has been eager to release pictures of its fighters equipped with modern weapons and tactical uniforms.
‘Moral responsibility’: South Korea is airlifting hundreds of Afghans out of Kabul. Over 380 Afghans who supported South Korea in Afghanistan before the Taliban seized power are expected to arrive at an airport outside Seoul on Thursday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kabul evacuee with potential ISIS ties detained at Qatar base. Up to 100 evacuees have been flagged for further scrutiny during the more comprehensive screening they received at their first stop after Afghanistan.
ISIS terrorist threats jeopardize Afghanistan evacuation, Pentagon assessment warns. The security in Kabul has deteriorated Tuesday due to new terrorist threats by the Islamic State branch in Afghanistan.
Al Qaeda is still in Afghanistan and the Taliban are still their allies. Al Qaeda is not gone from Afghanistan. And now that the Taliban are the unquestioned rulers of the country, al Qaeda once again has friends in high places.
China blasts US over Afghanistan pullout – describes ‘effective’ talks with Taliban. China says it has established an “open and effective communication and consultation with the Afghan Taliban,” following a meeting between representatives of the group and Beijing’s ambassador to Kabul.
US, China accuse each other of ‘bullying’ nations. U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday again charged China with bullying its Southeast Asian neighbors, the second time in two days she has attacked Beijing during a regional visit aimed at countering China’s growing influence.
Biden must tell Beijing: ‘War means instant independence for Taiwan.’ For its part, China mocks Biden personally and the United States generally as weak and untrustworthy.
Naval Strike Missile: The U.S. Navy’s secret weapon against China? The Naval Strike Missile flies fast, far, is hard to defend against — and the Chinese Navy has noticed.
Russia begins Afghan evacuation, holds military exercises in Tajikistan. Russia began evacuating more than 500 people from Afghanistan on Wednesday while at the same time holding military exercises for its tank forces in neighboring Tajikistan.
B-2s from Whiteman deploy to Iceland for bomber task force. A trio of B-2s from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., arrived in Iceland on Aug. 24, ahead of a Bomber Task Force mission in which they will conduct training across Europe and Africa.
Fly it, shoot it, sink it, float it home: See Marines sink Navy ship with new missile system. A look at Marines sinking a decommissioned Navy ship.
Space Force launches new recruiting video in push for young, diverse talent. The Space Force debuted a new fast-paced recruiting commercial, featuring clips of space operators responding to cosmic challenges posed by adversaries to inspire the next generation of Guardians.
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