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Updated August 31, 2021 - 8:41 PM EDT
US Completes Afghanistan Withdrawal
  WH: Kabul Drone Strike That Killed 10 Civilians a 'Success'
  Blinken Says Taliban Has to Earn ‘International Legitimacy’
  Anger as US Drone Attack Kills Afghan Children
  Pentagon Prepared for Airport Attack Hours Before Explosion
Gantz: US, Israel Working on 'Plan B' if Iran Talks Fail
  Israeli Media: Bennett Suggested NATO-Style Alliance Against Iran
US Claims China Will Surpass Russia as Nuclear Threat
  China Wants Foreign Vessels to Report Before Entering Waters
  China, Our 'Great Neighbor', Will Help Afghanistan Forge Peace: Taliban
US: IAEA Report Shows Urgent Need for North Korea Talks
Victims Want Inquiry Into Saudi-Led Massacres in Yemen
item Blame-Shifting: The Political Elites Response to the Messy Afghan Withdrawal by Ted Galen Carpenter
item Your Tax Dollars Used to Support Criminals, Warlords, and Child Molesters by Joshua Mawhorter
item Afghanistan and the Sham of Democracy Promotion by James Bovard
item A Tragically Stupid Afghan War Comes to a Tragic End by Ron Paul
item Pyongyang's Reaction to Weak Washington Overtures Goes Nuclear by Jessica J. Lee
item Biden and Bennett Tone Down US-Israel Relations by  Mitchell Plitnick

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