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State Department: 1,500 Americans Still in Afghanistan
Thousands evacuated, but efforts could continue past Aug. 31 deadline About 4,500 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan as the Taliban insurgency takes over the country, leaving another 1,500 who have not yet been accounted...
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Former Officials: Trump Planned to Keep Special Ops in Afghanistan
Speaking with conservative outlet Breitbart, three former officials of the Trump administration said that the 45th U.S. president had planned on keeping American special forces units in Afghanistan indefinitely.  According to the officials, President Donald...
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Biden Says US Committed to Taiwan’s Defense, Pentagon Appoints Taiwan-born Undersecretary
Speaking with ABC News on Aug. 18, U.S. President Joe Biden mentioned Taiwan and other American allies in a list of countries that the U.S. had a “sacred commitment” to defend. “We made a sacred...
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US Embassy Warns Stranded Americans: ‘Avoid Kabul Airport’
On Aug. 21, the US embassy in Kabul issued a security alert to American citizens trapped in Afghanistan warning against traveling to the Kabul airport due to increasing threats by the Taliban regime. “We are...
The Taliban’s Badri 313 special forces unit utilizes a meme-style propaganda photo imitating the iconic 1945 raising of the Stars and Stripes at Iwo Jima during World War II.
Taliban Special Forces Mimic Iconic Iwo Jima US Flag Raising Photo in Propaganda Stunt
A special forces unit of the Taliban recreated the iconic raising of the U.S. flag on Iwo Jima in World War II while adorned in U.S. military equipment during a series of propaganda photographs.  The...
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Investors ‘Sell’ Chinese Tech Stocks as Beijing Continues Crackdown
The Chinese Communist Party’s crackdown on the country’s tech companies has wiped out a trillion dollars from global stock markets. And as Beijing continues to tighten its noose over tech firms, investors are becoming increasingly...
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Washington Received Embassy Cables in July Warning That Kabul Could Fall Rapidly: Wall Street Journal
Washington was aware of the possibility that Kabul would collapse within days once the U.S. troops fully withdrew, the Wall Street Journal learned recently from an anonymous source.  According to the source, two dozen State...
ByteDance headquarters, parent company of social influencing app TikTok, is seen in Beijing on September 16, 2020. Whistleblowers from TikTok’s U.S. offices told CNBC not only are they made to work double shifts for ByteDance on Beijing time, but China has access to all U.S. user data and uses the privilege readily.
Chinese State Firm Claims Stake in TikTok’s Sibling Company
In April, ByteDance, which owns TikTok, sold a one percent stake in its subsidiary company Beijing ByteDance Technology Co. to a state-backed firm WangTouZhongWen (Beijing) Technology. The government-backed firm was also given a board seat...
U.S. President Joe Biden eats ice cream at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream in Traverse City, Michigan on July 3, 2021. An anonymous buyer purchased advertising space on a digital billboard in Wilmington, North Carolina, mocking Biden for his disastrous withdrawal of U.S. armed forces from Afghanistan.
Joe Biden Trolled by Ice Cream Meme on North Carolina Billboard Over Afghanistan Crisis
A billboard in a North Carolina city lampooned U.S. President Joe Biden on Aug. 17 over his handling of the Afghanistan crisis after the pull-out of American troops from the war-torn country. The digital billboard,...