Vietnam and Afghanistan were America’s two longest wars. Yet despite a number of similarities, including mistakes made and disastrous denouements that spelled defeat for the U.S., each conflict had entirely different impacts on U.S. society, culture and politics.
Prospects for reviving the Iran nuclear deal appeared to take a step backward Thursday as the Biden administration said Tehran's latest proposals, submitted through the European Union, were "not constructive."
The Biden administration announced it would refocus its efforts to resettle vulnerable Afghans in the United States, emphasizing existing immigration pathways in a new long-term operation dubbed "Operation Enduring Welcome."
She’s been described as “the Maya Angelou of Iraq.” In 2010, Faleeha Hassan’s success forced her to leave her homeland and most of the people she dearly loved. She learned that year that her name was on a list of writers and artists marked for death by a militant group.
All military units involved in the withdrawal and evacuation missions from Afghanistan last year will be awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation or its equivalent, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced Wednesday.
The Pentagon acknowledged that its killing of 10 civilians — seven of them children — had been a mistake, a result of faulty intelligence that targeted Zemari Ahmadi as a terrorist rather than a longtime aid worker. None of the strike’s planners have been held accountable.
About 94,000 Afghan nationals, U.S. citizens and permanent residents were evacuated from Afghanistan during Operation Allies Welcome. The journey from their home country is one marked by hardship and the need for swift adjustment — as well as hope for their futures.
Most of 13 U.S. service members killed in last year’s Kabul airport bombing were based at Camp Pendleton, but they came from all over America, from small towns and suburbs. And that’s where the sorrow and the pride linger, one year later.
Friends and family of Austin Tice face a grim milestone this month: It’s been 10 years since the Houston native and freelance journalist was reported abducted in Syria, an anniversary that coincided with his 41st birthday.
A year after the fall of Kabul touched off the largest evacuation since the Vietnam War, many Afghan arrivals struggle for peace of mind. One woman in Philadelphia says she can’t think because of worry for her 18-year-old son who is being starved and tortured by the Taliban.
Coaxed by European allies, the Biden administration and Iran are crawling toward reviving the landmark nuclear accord that would delay Tehran’s building of a bomb, but obstacles still threaten to send everyone home empty-handed.