Afghanistan

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The United States has ramped up airstrikes against the Taliban in a bid to turn back the militants' advances on a number of key provincial capitals in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan security official said Monday. ...
Once the retreat in South Vietnam started, it developed a momentum of its own. ...
Ben Rhodes joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the US expanding refugee programs for Afghans interpreters as the Taliban escalate violence in Afghanistan. “We need a new way of thinking about this,” says Rhodes. “The current design of the program does not permit for the volume of people who are in danger.” He also discusses relations with Iran as a new, more hardline president comes into power there while negotiations look fragile on rejoining the Iran deal. ...
The U.S. military on Sunday confirmed its third airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia in less than two weeks. ...

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