Meeting adversaries halfway doesn't work with people who take a generational view of victory and believe the deity is on their side.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) tweeted out numbers of American troops in different locations, comparing them to Afghanistan.
"It seemed okay so long as you didn't look too closely at it and the U.S. was there to back it up," Jonathan Schroden, director of the CNA think tank's Countering Threats and Challenges Program, told Newsweek.
"The current posture of the Taliban is for a global audience in an effort to present themselves as a legitimate government who seeks to stabilize Afghanistan and fight terrorism," a Pentagon official told Newsweek.
U.S. President Joe Biden is defending his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan, despite the turmoil the country has seen as the Taliban has seized control.
Senior administration officials believe the U.S. will be able to maintain security at the airport long enough to complete its evacuation efforts.
Western governments evacuated their embassies, citizens and Afghans who assisted their military mission as the Taliban converged on Kabul.
The Taliban took over Afghanistan's capital after the government collapsed Sunday and Jalalabad, the last major city not under its control.
"This was the most irresponsible act, ever. It's just like taking us and putting us before wolves."
Even before the U.S. began withdrawing troops, Taliban began reclaiming lost ground. Now the Islamic militant group controls most of the country.
"As a veteran, the father of a veteran, and father-in-law of a current soldier. I wouldn't want this man anywhere near my family," Fred Wellman, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, told Newsweek.
A South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesperson told Newsweek that the country and its U.S. ally "are committed to continuing close coordination to resume dialogue" with North Korea.
President Joe Biden said Afghans have "got to fight for themselves, fight for their nation."
"I will not hesitate to act sooner or recommend a different course to the President if l feel the need to do so," Defense Secretary Austin said in a memo.
Former national security advisor Bolton said President Biden faces one "last chance" to end the withdrawal.
Vaccines are typically considered an essential measure for service members because those in the military often have to live and work in close proximity to colleagues.
Accounts from two girls alleged the teacher had touched them inappropriately when they were less than 9 years old.
A prominent independent politician in Syria told Newsweek that "the best interests of the U.S." could "only be achieved with a stable working relationship with the Syrian government."
The Navy filed charges against a then-unnamed sailor accused of starting a blaze on the USS Bonhomme Richard, which began on July 12, 2020.
"CENTCOM is aware of reports of an explosion in Kabul and is looking into it, but we have nothing more to provide at this time," a spokesperson for U.S. Central Command told Newsweek.
More than 10,000 troops from China and Russia will participate jointly in an exercise next month designed to, among other things, enhance their "capability to fight against terrorist forces and jointly safeguard regional peace and security."
"They were kids, and they were put in a death trap," attorney Eric Dubin said at a press conference while accompanied by the families of some of the victims.
The U.S. Army officer stationed at the de facto embassy in Taipei will reportedly appear on a Taiwan Defense Ministry educational program.
"When we commit forces, how do we set the conditions to not just win the war, but to win the peace post-war?" former U.S. Army cultural advisor for Iraq Adam L. Silverman told Newsweek. "This has been a major issue in almost every major conflict we've found ourselves in."
A meeting between Mustafa al-Kadhimi and U.S. President Joe Biden will take place on Monday.
"They saved lives," Travis Horr of Washington, D.C. said.
Two sources familiar with the process confirmed to Newsweek that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has signed off on Army Sergeant 1st Class Alwyn C. Cashe receiving the Medal of Honor, and a third source aware of the proceedings said the White House was working to set a ceremony date.
The Iraqi Prime Minister's Office told Newsweek that President Joe Biden's Middle East coordinator discussed "mechanisms for withdrawing combat forces from Iraq," but a senior administration official denied the claim.
"We're glad that they're doing what they're doing," a Defense Department official said of the Taliban fight against ISIS, "because it mirrors and parallels what we're trying to do for our counterterrorism mission."
From the outside, intervening in a dicey situation can seem like the easy solution to a devil of a problem. Too frequently, though, it turns out to be the wrong one.