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New York Times

In Opinion "Americans like to imagine war stories featuring their heroic soldiers, sailors and pilots. The reality is that refugee stories are also war stories," writes the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen in this guest essay. https://t.co/zE0ecpSbFc

MSNBC

.@Lawrence on the lessons from the Vietnam war and war in Afghanistan: "Stop launching wars of dubious legality and unclear moral purpose that we do not know how to win." https://t.co/hvm8qYLB3R

CNN

This Afghan interpreter says he faced death several times while working with US troops, and now his family is stranded in Afghanistan. "Do my family deserve to go through that kind of situation? Is that what the reward is that I receive? Is that what an American moral is?" https://t.co/NeCBrjDTaI

MSNBC

"We have now moved out 9,000 people since the fall of Kabul and 14,000 since July," WH Communications Director Kate Bedingfield says. "That's not something that happens without planning ... the president planned for multiple contingencies." https://t.co/oHwWkqptYh

New York Times

News Analysis: Former President Donald Trump and his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, are attacking President Biden over Afghanistan even as their own policy faces harsh criticism, Michael Crowley writes. https://t.co/PXS0p0PLIg

CNN

• "No one trusts anything that comes from the Taliban's mouth." • "We are mostly concerned about food and water and where to get access to those necessities." • "Everyone is in an utter shock mode." Three women describe Afghanistan under the Taliban https://t.co/i0UHOvYimy

MSNBC

"Washington elites who often cheered along for every Middle Eastern war they were offered will have to come up with something better than this week's exit ... will somehow saddle and define Pres. Biden's entire time in office," @AriMelber reports. https://t.co/JyZq23pDzU

CNN

Vice President Kamala Harris faces a steep challenge next week when she travels to Singapore and Vietnam, as a once-low-risk trip to friendly nations comes at the same time as a bungled US withdrawal from Afghanistan. https://t.co/KpPWZFuoSf

New York Times

President Biden, facing criticism over the push to get Americans and Afghan allies out of Afghanistan, will speak about the evacuation effort on Friday. His remarks are planned for 1 p.m. Eastern. https://t.co/nfviaIBXfL

CNN

“The intelligence was wrong.” On the latest Axe Files with @DavidAxelrod, @CongressmanRaja says mistakes were made in the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Listen to this week's podcast. https://t.co/EAGAhHDpXD

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Washington Post

Jonathan Capehart sits down with Washington Post correspondents and columnists to discuss the crisis in Afghanistan and the Biden administration’s plans to make booster shots available to Americans next month. https://t.co/QjToT74VyV

ABC News

ESCAPE FROM KABUL: A British man evacuated from Kabul by German troops tells how he was 'in tears' amid chaos and desperate crowds at the Afghan airport. https://t.co/toMukkz5ZO https://t.co/XRMaOYnyMw

ABC News

Plane carrying 110 evacuees fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan lands in Dubai before continuing its flight to Torrejon de Ardoz military airport, the Spanish hub set up to receive evacuees. https://t.co/hj618N6sZu https://t.co/i1muyoNdBA

Washington Post

Analysis: Afghanistan’s crisis underscores the U.S.’s shifting place in the world https://t.co/jmZG20q7Lq

Washington Post

Nearly 20 years of war, 10 days to fall: Afghanistan, by numbers https://t.co/pzLG2VorcE

ABC News

NEW: @ABC News obtained audio recordings from English-speaking Afghans, including Afghan Air Force pilots, translators and teachers, still trapped inside Afghanistan. They're pleading to get out and looking to the U.S. for help. https://t.co/kdvvQJzeec

Politico

The Taliban's return to power marks the first real foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration — and a rare moment of bipartisan criticism of Joe Biden https://t.co/Pn1G45DLOk

Washington Post

British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is facing growing calls to resign following his alleged failure to help evacuate interpreters, who had worked for Britain, as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban while he vacationed on the Greek island of Crete https://t.co/tvZ5b82Hr8

The Guardian

Khalida Popal: ‘The Afghanistan women’s team was built to fight Taliban ideology’ https://t.co/pA2O1MOUlA

CBS News

Taliban vows to ensure women's rights under Islamic law. What does that mean? https://t.co/EZHXplNNoO

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Reuters

5⃣ stories you need to know today: U.S. President Biden is brushing off criticism after chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal, police arrest a man claiming to have a bomb near the U.S. Capitol, tropical storm Grace lashes Mexico's Caribbean coast, and more https://t.co/MpI3XZQr9x

The Hill

White House: "Heartbreaking" scenes from Afghanistan "not acceptable" to Biden https://t.co/Otx3y0EwCR https://t.co/neCd65gmf1

The Hill

Candidates in military districts tailor message to Afghanistan withdrawal https://t.co/uhVjXQDwIS https://t.co/56nxkdYSGX

The Hill

CNN's Clarissa Ward has breakthrough media moment in Afghanistan https://t.co/p6xMkbrOKE https://t.co/f1LfzCLeAJ

The Hill

Taliban declare "Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan" https://t.co/madaXrPEjU https://t.co/hyBKoZ1vBu

The Hill

State Dept. will not charge for evacuation flights from Afghanistan https://t.co/V6PfZuI2xk https://t.co/yLcnfP00ZE

Reuters

President Joe Biden is brushing off criticism of his administration's chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal because he and his aides believe the domestic political fallout will be limited, according to White House allies and administration officials https://t.co/y2mouhHRmZ

Newsweek

The translator said he had tried to get his family to Kabul airport to make his escape, "but everybody is shooting at us." https://t.co/gFlSJs6jAK

The Hill

14 million face severe hunger in Afghanistan amid conflict https://t.co/ySHVSkBSt6 https://t.co/J9qPhCakHr

Associated Press

Amnesty International says Taliban fighters recently tortured and killed members of an ethnic minority in Afghanistan, fueling fears that they will again impose a brutal rule. https://t.co/tSvLOITUK4

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Washington Examiner

The majority of those who lobbied for the continuation of perpetual war in Afghanistan barely mention the sacrifice made by thousands, writes @DanielLDavis. "They seem happy to absolve corrupt Afghan leaders who refused to fight for their country." https://t.co/mg6povrh5i

Washington Examiner

DAILY ON DEFENSE: • The ground truth • 'The audio doesn't match the video' • McCaul calls for briefing on cables https://t.co/swpaRPxEk0

Washington Times

The diplomatic crisis facing President Biden after the Taliban seized Afghanistan includes tough calls about humanitarian aid to the country, which ranks as one of the poorest in the world. #TWTFrontPage https://t.co/WJ2DftLmNu

Washington Examiner

The messy pullout from Afghanistan could create opportunities for terrorist groups to radicalize recruits, particularly as a refugee crisis erupts. “Al Qaeda is potentially going to look on this as an opportunity. We will have to gear up, tool up.” https://t.co/AnpUehXAgz

Washington Examiner

Through the beginning of Biden’s term, it was a common refrain: Republicans couldn’t find a line of attack that stuck to him. Now, they have no shortage of Biden criticisms that finally seem to be landing following the crisis in Afghanistan. https://t.co/gP3SCSK5Q2

Washington Examiner

Biden continues to refuse to answer questions as his administration struggles to evacuate tens of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies from Kabul. "He seems passive at best and absent at worst." https://t.co/EH8xZmR567

Washington Times

"After paying little attention to Afghanistan for the past several years... Americans are now gaping at the chaos unfolding in that country." #HistoryAsItHappens #podcast https://t.co/NFyiMG1n4J

Washington Times

About 7,000 people — a mix of U.S. citizens, Afghans, and other foreign nationals — have left Afghanistan aboard U.S. military aircraft since non-combatant evacuations operations began following the Taliban’s complete rout of the Afghan army. https://t.co/J9Ocyk2Ucb

Washington Examiner

Biden’s decision to withdraw forces from Afghanistan have enraged officials in the United Kingdom, stoking distrust and contempt for American foreign policy leadership. https://t.co/527Jl5vLV4

Washington Examiner

"The United States government has the legal authority to cut the red tape for refugees during urgent humanitarian crises." "And we have the responsibility and the resources to secure safe passage for them now, without bureaucratic delay." https://t.co/7ebNlbCOWt

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Newsmax

Americans and other Westerners are finding it impossible to leave Afghanistan due to the thousands of desperate locals outside Kabul's airport, the Daily Mail reported. https://t.co/wjWt0LaQV4

Newsmax

President Joe Biden is brushing off criticism of his administration's chaotic Afghanistan withdrawal because he and his aides believe the political fallout at home will be limited, according to White House allies and administration officials. https://t.co/GNqSGW5YGZ

Newsmax

Based deep in the Panjshir Valley, a group of Afghan freedom fighters claiming the mantle of the anti-Taliban resistance are gearing up for battle and asking the U.S. for help – but should America rush to arm yet another Middle East militia? https://t.co/JzeJy0v1iK

National Review

Let's check in on how academia is reacting to recent events in Afghanistan. The results will probably not surprise you. https://t.co/vHDfd3BoEL

Fox News

Biden administration considering airstrikes in Afghanistan targeting American-made equipment: report https://t.co/TLuIUDIo2p

Breitbart News

Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are trolling extreme-Left Facebook for its censorship and silencing of freedom of speech. https://t.co/9Swj5lOJ0q

Newsmax

The Taliban are going door-to-door to search for people who worked for NATO forces or the previous Afghan government, according to a report prepared for the United Nations. https://t.co/QgAvOyYH2I

Fox News

Trapped in Afghanistan, former interpreter's brother pleads for help, fears Taliban will kill him https://t.co/qhfi0Bk7KI

Newsmax

The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and the Taliban’s return to power is widely viewed as the type of debacle sure to defame President Biden’s legacy, but experts say the disastrous exit will also leave a strain on Vice President Harris as well. https://t.co/CPEn4i1vd7

Newsmax

ICYMI: President Joe Biden said U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan until all Americans leave the country — even if it takes longer than his Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw. He added chaos was unavoidable as troops withdrew. https://t.co/WFty9Dy90Y