Kabul International Airport

U.S. Military Focusing on ISIS Cell Behind Attack at Kabul Airport

In October, Colin H. Kahl, the under secretary of defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS-K could be able to attack the United States sometime in 2022. “We could see ISIS-K generate that capability in somewhere between six and twelve months,” he said. The Parwan prison at Bagram and the Pul-e-Charkhi […]

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At Every Step, Afghans Coming to America Encounter Stumbling Blocks

As many as 4,000 Afghans are moved from the camps and resettled each week, and “this is an effort that will continue,” Mr. Markell said. He acknowledged Afghans’ frustration, and said officials have tried to answer more of their questions in recent weeks. “If we were in their shoes, we’d want the same thing,” Mr. […]

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Inside the Fall of Kabul: An On-the-Ground Account

On July 15, I went to the palace to see Mohib. Above the gate tower, a giant tricolor of the republic fluttered against a clear blue sky. After passing through security, I walked across the long, deserted lawn toward the building that held the Office of the National Security Council. I waited in the council’s […]

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