We Won’t Forget Americans Left Behind

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)
NR is committed to keeping the focus on stories the rest of the media would prefer to forget.
We saw it, and called it out, on September 2.

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We Won’t Forget Americans Left Behind

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)
NR is committed to keeping the focus on stories the rest of the media would prefer to forget.
We saw it, and called it out, on September 2.

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We Won’t Forget Americans Left Behind

A U.S. Marine assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit escorts a Department of State employee to be processed for evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Kabul, Afghanistan, August 15, 2021. (US Navy/Central Command Public Affairs/Sergeant Isaiah Campbell/Handout via Reuters)
NR is committed to keeping the focus on stories the rest of the media would prefer to forget.
We saw it, and called it out, on September 2.

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FBI Investigates Alleged Attack on Female Soldier by Male Afghan Refugees at New Mexico Base

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command guide evacuees on to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021. (Sergeant Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps)
The FBI has launched an investigation into the alleged assault of a female soldier perpetrated by a group of male Afghan refugees being lodged at a New Mexico military complex.

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FBI Investigates Alleged Attack on Female Soldier by Male Afghan Refugees at New Mexico Base

Marines with Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command guide evacuees on to a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III during an evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 21, 2021. (Sergeant Samuel Ruiz/U.S. Marine Corps)
The FBI has launched an investigation into the alleged assault of a female soldier perpetrated by a group of male Afghan refugees being lodged at a New Mexico military complex.

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What we owe our allies in Afghanistan

The United States ended the “Forever War” last month, but war existed in Afghanistan long before U.S. involvement and will continue. In fact, “Forever War” seems to be Afghanistan’s de facto state of being. Through the years of U.S. occupation and after, there have been shining examples of heroism and bravery — and people who desperately need help to escape. We cannot forget them.
I was contacted by a friend who needed help getting an Afghan colleague and his family out of Afghanistan. We managed to get them out before U.S.

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What we owe our allies in Afghanistan

The United States ended the “Forever War” last month, but war existed in Afghanistan long before U.S. involvement and will continue. In fact, “Forever War” seems to be Afghanistan’s de facto state of being. Through the years of U.S. occupation and after, there have been shining examples of heroism and bravery — and people who desperately need help to escape. We cannot forget them.
I was contacted by a friend who needed help getting an Afghan colleague and his family out of Afghanistan. We managed to get them out before U.S.

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White House shares Blinken’s delusion on Afghanistan pullout: Goodwin

Those unfortunate souls who watched Tony Blinken’s two days of congressional testimony learned one clear thing: the secretary of state is a world-class bureaucrat. 
Like all bureaucrats, Blinken is impervious to criticism, his job secure because he did what he was told. Sure, mistakes were made, but not by him. 
As their House colleagues did before them, Republican senators took turns calling the Afghanistan withdrawal shameful, a calamity, a disaster, but they might as well have been throwing water on a duck’s back. Blinken was unimpressed and unmoved. 
Even when Idaho Sen.

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Blinken’s evasive Afghanistan testimony proves he must resign

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday, tried his best to defend the Biden administration’s chaotic, mismanaged debacle of an Afghanistan withdrawal. As with all other things Blinken has touched over the course of this sordid affair, he failed.
The proper remedy for such a failure, and the gobsmacking dereliction of duty and stain on America’s reputation such a failure represents, remains Blinken’s prompt resignation.

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Trump Politicizes Soldier Deaths. Gold Star Families Call It ‘Disgusting.’

“Gross.” “Disgusting.” “Without honor.”
These are the descriptions families of fallen soldiers are employing to describe how former President Donald Trump is using the recent deaths at Kabul’s airport as a prop in his political and fundraising machine.
On two separate occasions last week, Trump and his office blasted out written statements highlighting the anger and grief of two mothers who lost their sons in the Aug. 26 suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan, promoting their deaths as an opportunity to take a swing at President Joe Biden.

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