Bagram Airfield was once the epicenter of America’s longest war. When U.S. troops left, they cut the power, and Afghan soldiers say they can’t get it working. NBC News’ Richard Engel goes inside the base, now filled with relics from the American troops, as the Taliban makes rapid advances.
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SOCOM has narrowed the competition to five aircraft that could provide armed overwatch for special operators in the field.
(Bloomberg) -- A suspected hijacking of a vessel near Iran has ended, after stoking tensions already inflamed by a deadly drone attack on an Israeli-managed tanker in the same area.The Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess was briefly boarded by armed men on Tuesday halfway between Iran and the United Arab Emirates in the Gulf of Oman, according to a Gulf government official. The men then left the vessel around midnight local time, the official said. Bloomberg News was unable to contact the ship’s Dub
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U.S. and Afghan airstrikes hit Taliban targets overnight in southern Helmand province in an effort to dislodge the insurgents after they captured much of the provincial capital of Lashkar Gah, officials said Wednesday. The Taliban have waged a fierce push over the past months as U.S. and NATO forces complete their pullout from the war-torn country. Ghulam Wali Afghan, a lawmaker from Helmand, told The Associated Press that his relatives and constituents in Lashkar Gah have told him of bodies in the streets and residents hiding inside their homes, too afraid to venture out and collect the dead.
- Popular Mechanics
By the 2030s, these fast and hard-hitting vehicles will prowl the battlefield—no humans required.
US aid chief Samantha Power has called on rebel forces to "immediately" withdraw from two regions bordering Ethiopia's war-hit Tigray, as the conflict threatens to envelop the rest of the country.
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The assault-weaponed bullies are winning on my road, and I refuse to weaponize myself to fight back. My town is unsafe if you're non-white or unarmed.
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“It’s purely political at its core.”
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Former President Donald Trump Wednesday sought to block the Treasury Department from providing his tax returns to Congress with a new legal filing.
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It's taking longer than expected for the Boeing-made helicopter to move through FAA airworthiness testing.
The militants are battling to take control of a provincial capital for the first time in years.
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Chip Somodevilla/GettyThe prophecy failed in December, in January, and in March. Twice.But now, claim conspiratorial fans of Donald Trump, the fabled month is finally upon us. In August, some of the most fringe voices in the ex-president’s sprawling universe of followers and adjacent conspiracists still seem to think Trump will be reinstated.That is, if the conspiracy theory’s author doesn’t reschedule again.When Trump lost re-election in November, he and some of his more stalwart supporters ins
Terrified locals are fleeing if they can as the Taliban and troops battle to control Lashkar Gah.
A senior UN official on Tuesday condemned as "dangerous" accusations by Ethiopian government officials that aid workers were biased in favour of -- and even arming -- rebel forces in war-hit Tigray.
Two developments point to a comeback bid for the White House from Donald Trump, said the former president's niece.
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Jen Psaki said Biden would not try to influence the DOJ like Trump did, in a cutting response to a Fox News question
Psaki said Biden did "something new" by allowing the Justice Department "to act independently on investigations."
The Republican tweeted photos from a meeting with the ex-president at his golf club after Mark Meadows referred to a secretive "Cabinet member" huddle.
Although an official fourth stimulus check from the federal government might seem unlikely at this point, states are doing their own part in making sure federal stimulus money gets distributed. As...
Ethiopia on Wednesday defended its decision to suspend two humanitarian groups active in its war-hit Tigray region, accusing them of "disseminating misinformation" online.
Ex-President Donald Trump was fixated on GDP during his time in office. Maybe he shouldn't have been.
As a wave of psychedelics decriminalization measures sweeps across the country, three new jurisdictions are joining the list of possible places where the use and possession of small amounts of psychedelic drugs could soon become a low-level law enforcement priority. Most psychedelics continue to be classified as Scheduled I substances under federal law. However, a number of U.S. jurisdictions have already reduced penalties on natural psychedelics such as psilocybin mushrooms and ayahuasca, allow