The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices

Biometric collection and identification devices were seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive.


$10,000 Invested in Defense Stocks When Afghanistan War Began Now Worth Almost $100,000

Jon Schwarz

Was the Afghanistan War a failure? Not for the top five defense contractors and their shareholders.



The Taliban Have Seized U.S. Military Biometrics Devices

Ken Klippenstein, Sara Sirota

Biometric collection and identification devices were seized last week during the Taliban’s offensive.



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Taliban Checkpoints Blocking Access to Kabul Airport for U.S. Residents and Allies

Amanda Sperber

“They are scaring people,” said a man with a U.S. green card as he tried to flee Kabul.



Who Lost Afghanistan?

Nick Turse

Twenty years of lying and confusion by U.S. leaders ends in a predictable and bloody farce.



“They Believed Anything but the Truth” — 14 Years in Guantánamo

Cora Currier

Captured at the age of 18, Mansoor Adayfi describes coming of age at Guantánamo in his memoir, “Don’t Forget Us Here.”



Biden Is Expanding Trump’s War on “Domestic Violent Extremism” — and It’s Sweeping Up Black People

Aaron Miguel Cantú

Far from breaking with Trump’s civil disorder prosecutions, Biden has doubled down with an expansive view of extremism.



Taliban Spokesman Accuses Facebook of Stifling Free Speech by Banning Group

Robert Mackey

At his first press conference in 20 years, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid joined the techlash, by complaining about Facebook censorship.



Surrender or Withdrawal: The Afghanistan Contradiction

Ryan Grim

An orderly exit from Afghanistan required admitting defeat and negotiating the unutterable: surrender to the Taliban.



Josh Gottheimer’s Rebellion Was in Trouble From the Start

Ryan Grim, Sara Sirota

The New Jersey Democrat doesn’t have the clout to play hardball with Nancy Pelosi over the infrastructure bill.



For His Accusers to Get Justice, Andrew Cuomo’s Impeachment Must Go On

Natasha Lennard

The decision to halt Cuomo’s impeachment would be a blow to accountability — and leave the door open for Cuomo to return to politics.





Afghans Try to Flee U.S.-Caused Crisis


For those left behind, crises are far from over.



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Sunday, August 15, 2021

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Friday, August 13, 2021

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Sunday, August 8, 2021

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

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