The Pentagon now claims no wrongdoing in a parting drone attack that killed seven children. International law—and basic morality—demands real accountability.
Harris also canceled a planned stop in California to appear with Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom, who is facing a recall attempt, instead heading back to Washington, D.C.
The marine was shown pouring water from his own bottle directly into the mouths of several thirsty Afghan children.
The scenes streaming out of Kabul today are gut-wrenching; all the more reason to learn the right lessons and avoid making the same mistakes in the future.
The Republican Congresswoman was also slammed for tweeting: "The Taliban are the only people building back better."
The continued presence of Turkish troops in Afghanistan may ameliorate some of the risks in Kabul, but realistically it cannot offer a lasting remedy for Afghanistan's impending problems.
Our Afghan allies still have a war to fight against the dysfunctional immigration apparatus they've been dealt. Marooning them with no escape route and at the mercy of the Taliban will be a death sentence for many.
A global treaty to end violence against women and girls will remind the government of Afghanistan, as well as governments around the world, that certain behaviors are unacceptable, and that the world is watching.
Though politicians are quick to speak on behalf of members of the U.S. military to justify their warmaking, the evidence shows that support for withdrawal is actually higher among veterans than in the general public.
We need to ensure elected and appointed officials remain in their constitutional lanes.
It is important that President Joe Biden implement a refugee cap of 125,000 next year—double the current ceiling—to save lives and change even more futures for the better.
The withdrawal of the Americans and risk of a possible civil war in Afghanistan could negatively impact important projects like the Belt and Road Initiative and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, threatening China's long-term interests in the region.
We need to be actively involved in contributing to a peaceful future and that means significantly increasing the refugee quota for Afghanistan, doubling down on diplomatic engagement and committing financial assistance to the Afghan people.
A little support would go a long way for the thousands of Afghans who sacrificed so much for the United States and don't have a Marine veteran greeting them at the airport.
Secularists can hope that real change with the Taliban will proceed rapidly, with them reducing their rigid ideology to work in sync with the rest of Afghanistan's political establishment.
We should have ended the war well over a decade ago, but we can't change the past.
At least 13 others were wounded in a suspected drone strike targeting ISIS.