afghanistan war

David Petraeus has 2 regrets about the post-9/11 order
David Petraeus, George W. Bush
Tortured

David Petraeus has 2 regrets about the post-9/11 order

Joe Biden's political courage
President Biden.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Joe Biden's political courage

The GOP's potential Afghanistan pitfalls
President Biden.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

The GOP's potential Afghanistan pitfalls

Beware the Rambo narrative
Rambo.
Samuel Goldman

Beware the Rambo narrative

Biden stumbles in his victory lap
President Biden.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Biden stumbles in his victory lap

Time for carrots?
President Biden.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Time for carrots?

The Afghanistan fiasco might get Biden impeached
President Biden.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

The Afghanistan fiasco might get Biden impeached

10 things you need to know today: August 31, 2021
Taliban forces
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: August 31, 2021

A stubborn foreign-policy debate
President Biden and George W. Bush.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

A stubborn foreign-policy debate

BBC breaks down America's 20 years in Afghanistan by president
4 presidents of the Afghanistan War
History Lesson

BBC breaks down America's 20 years in Afghanistan by president

The U.S. destroyed or 'demilitarized' all equipment left at Kabul airport, Pentagon says
U.S. forces in Kabul airport
Spoils of war

The U.S. destroyed or 'demilitarized' all equipment left at Kabul airport, Pentagon says

Army general was the final U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Chris Donahue boards a C-17 aircraft.
end of an era

Army general was the final U.S. soldier to leave Afghanistan

Last bloody Sunday in Afghanistan
An American drone strike.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Last bloody Sunday in Afghanistan

U.S. Kabul evacuation continues 'uninterrupted' after rocket attack
Rocket-launcher car in Kabul
Kabul Airlift

U.S. Kabul evacuation continues 'uninterrupted' after rocket attack

U.S. says Kabul drone strike prevented 'imminent' ISIS attack, may have killed civilians
Car destroyed in Kabul
Kabul Airlift

U.S. says Kabul drone strike prevented 'imminent' ISIS attack, may have killed civilians

7 cartoons about Biden's Afghanistan fiasco
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 cartoons about Biden's Afghanistan fiasco

Biden the crusader
President Biden.
Samuel Goldman

Biden the crusader

The dam breaks in Afghanistan
The Kabul airport bombing.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

The dam breaks in Afghanistan

Taliban 'embarrassed heavily' by ISIS-K bombing, girding for civil war, experts say
Taliban guard at Kabul airport bombing site
Enemy of my enemy

Taliban 'embarrassed heavily' by ISIS-K bombing, girding for civil war, experts say

The lie of a bloodless occupation
The Kabul airport bombing.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

The lie of a bloodless occupation

2 congressman who flew to Kabul now support Aug. 31 withdrawal date
Rep. Peter Meijer
Loafers on the ground

2 congressman who flew to Kabul now support Aug. 31 withdrawal date

Denmark warns 'it is no longer safe to fly in or out of Kabul'
Flight out of Kabul
Kabul Airlift

Denmark warns 'it is no longer safe to fly in or out of Kabul'

4 smart perspectives on Afghanistan
Afghanistan.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

4 smart perspectives on Afghanistan

Nobody seems sure how many Americans need evacuation from Afghanistan
U.S. forces in Kabul airport
Kabul Airlift

Nobody seems sure how many Americans need evacuation from Afghanistan

The freakout over U.S. alliances
Alliances and war.
Samuel Goldman

The freakout over U.S. alliances

Imperialism's hidden costs
Soldiers.
Picture of Ryan CooperRyan Cooper

Imperialism's hidden costs

Just getting started
An airlift.
Picture of Damon LinkerDamon Linker

Just getting started

John Oliver autopsies America's long, predictable Afghanistan failure
John Oliver
Johnsplaining

John Oliver autopsies America's long, predictable Afghanistan failure

Biden says U.S. has expanded 'safe zone' and 'increased rational access' to Kabul airport
U.S. Marine hands out water at Kabul airport
Kabul Airlift

Biden says U.S. has expanded 'safe zone' and 'increased rational access' to Kabul airport

Few Trump officials are defending Trump's 2020 Taliban peace deal
Mike Pompeo, Taliban leader
Hot Potato

Few Trump officials are defending Trump's 2020 Taliban peace deal

What Biden shares with Bush
Biden and Bush.
Picture of Joel MathisJoel Mathis

What Biden shares with Bush

Taliban struggles to set up Sharia-based Afghan government
Protest in Kabul
Graveyard of Empires

Taliban struggles to set up Sharia-based Afghan government

Biden's Afghanistan refugee dilemma
Afghanistan refugee.
Picture of W. James Antle IIIW. James Antle III

Biden's Afghanistan refugee dilemma

Afghan president reportedly fled Kabul with $169 million in cash
Ashraf Ghani.
lost and found

Afghan president reportedly fled Kabul with $169 million in cash