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The officer will reveal his identity for the first time here. twitter.com/nbcnewspr/stat…
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The NYT’s Afghan staff was rescued from Kabul with the timely intervention of … Mexico. @benyt has the remarkable backstory, which involves a well-connected NYT correspondent and a sympathetic foreign minister. nytimes.com/2021/08/25/bus…
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11 years ago the CIA helped capture Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in a joint operation with Pakistan. On Monday, CIA Director William Burns held a secret meeting with him in Kabul. scoop from @John_Hudson washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
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SCOOP: CIA Director Bill Burns held a secret meeting with Taliban leader Abdul Ghani Baradar in Kabul on Monday, the highest-level face-to-face encounter between the Taliban and Biden administration since the militants seized the Afghan capital 1/ washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
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EXCLUSIVE --> Big business pledged nearly $50 billion for racial justice after George Floyd’s death. Where did the money go? via @TracyJan @jenamcgregor @MeghanHoyer washingtonpost.com/business/inter…
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“Biden’s presidency has been full of crises — some inherited, others created and still more appearing by surprise. At the moment, he is dealing with a collision of almost all of them at once,” writes ⁦@mviser⁩: washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
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NEW: Inside the four weeks when the fight against Covid changed again From the July 4 celebration to WH officials deciding they couldn't go celebrate Obama's birthday, a deep dive into the decisions they made and didn't. W/ @AnnieLinskey + @yabutaleb7 washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
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Kabul airport chaos: How the Washington Post team escaped Taliban-controlled Afghanistan — a harrowing tale by ⁦@sgreportswashingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/…
.@DanLamothe of @washingtonpost - "Bagram has two runways. Would have been a lot easier to protect people once inside. Is there any thought of retaking Bagram in order to expedite this evacuation?" Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley: "Good question. Great question."
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Kushner friend Ken Kurson charged in N.Y. eavesdropping case after Trump pardon washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
"There was nothing that I, or anyone else, saw that indicated a collapse of this army and this government in 11 days," Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley says, adding intelligence showed "multiple scenarios" were possible, including a rapid Taliban takeover.
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Boom boom boom get your booster shot starting September 20th
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His initial statement was about offering “refuge” to Afghans who helped the US. But his base supporters didn’t want that so he switched. twitter.com/nikkischwab/st…
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New: @bylenasun and I dove deep on the CDC, and how its slow and siloed approach to sharing data prevented officials from getting real-time updates and put the U.S. behind the delta variant. Post Trump, it's clear the agency faces other challenges. washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08…
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.@PhilipRucker and @CarolLeonnig will be on stage on opening night of the in-person portion of #CapTimesIdeaFest on Friday, Sept. 17. The moderator will be @davidmaraniss, a Madison native and an Idea Fest mainstay since our inaugural event in 2017. madison.com/ct/opinion/col…
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From ⁦@brikeilarcnn⁩: The moral injury of abandoning Afghan allies - CNNPolitics cnn.com/2021/08/18/pol…
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Brave reporting by @clarissaward and crew amidst the mayhem and stray gunfire outside Kabul airport twitter.com/allisonlhedges…
It got worse after this, Clarissa reports. "Two Taliban fighters just came up with their pistols, and they were ready to pistol whip [our producer]. We had to intervene and scream... I've covered all sorts of crazy situations. This was mayhem. This was nuts." twitter.com/brikeilarcnn/s…
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Day 210: The U.S. is now trying to get thousands of Americans and the Afghans who helped them out of Afghanistan. Here tonight: @PhilipRucker @brhodes @BhadeliaMD @RichardHaass @DrVMDS @theabstoddard #11thHour
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A special and engaging conversation with @CarolLeonnig @PhilipRucker on their book I ALONE CAN FIX IT. All things Trump and the future of American democracy. Full YouTube video here. BW @USSC twitter.com/USSC/status/14…
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LIVE | Tune in now to our YouTube livestream event Behind Trump the Great and Powerful with special guests @CarolLeonnig and @PhilipRucker from the @washingtonpost! #usstudiescentre #LIVE youtu.be/K-gC4WLjaKw
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From Executive Editor @SallyBuzbee re: Washington Post employees in Kabul
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New @penguinpress video capturing some highlights of the buzz from I ALONE CAN FIX IT —>
Just posted video of my excellent interview @PhilipRucker from @StandUpWithPete podcast about his new book co authored with @CarolLeonnig " I alone can fix it" I caught him without a necktie on. Watch & subscribe to youtube.com/watch?v=OFP6IV…
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One close Biden foreign policy ally said the president’s team would never have let him leave for Camp David had they known just how quickly Afghanistan would implode. Story on the 72 hours at Camp David with @AshleyRParker + @AnnieLinskey washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
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“The space for women becomes smaller and smaller” @clarissaward reporting on the spike in burqa sales at a market in Kabul as Afghan men buy covers for their wives so they can feel safe walking in public under Taliban rule twitter.com/johnberman/sta…
Biden promised competence. But Afghanistan catastrophe reveals his “inability to plan, an underestimation of a foreign adversary, an ineffective effort to scramble and make up for it [and] an attempt to deflect full responsibility,” ⁦@mviser⁩ writes. washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
72 hours at Camp David: Inside Biden’s lagging response to the fall of Afghanistan, via @AshleyRParker @tylerpager @AnnieLinskey washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
The final, awful images from Kabul Airport tell the story a 20-year failure to appreciate how difficult the mission would be and how badly it was going. @gregpmiller washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
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NEWS: The Biden administration is planning to announce all Americans will need coronavirus booster shots. The decision would call for people to receive an additional shot eight months after they are fully vaccinated. Story with @lauriemcginley2 washingtonpost.com/health/2021/08…
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Biden’s promise to restore competence to the presidency is undercut by chaos in Afghanistan, by @mviser  washingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
Joe Biden on Monday acknowledged the “gut-wrenching” spectacle of chaos and desperation in Afghanistan as Americans leave after 20 years, but said he is resolute in his decision to close down a war effort that had long ago lost its way. ⁦-@agearanwashingtonpost.com/politics/biden…
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“If they were in such a rush, why didn’t they proceed to document their allies earlier? We are betrayed. We are trapped. We are waiting behind a closed door for someone to come and haul us outside and execute us in front of our family.” deseret.com/u-s-world/2021…
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"Jaw-dropping," "Shocking," "Blockbuster New Revelations"! -- That's the consensus for "I Alone Can Fix It," By @CarolLeonnig & @PhilipRucker. And this ALL-NEW @talkingfedspod is an entire episode devoted to a deep dive on the book. Right here at Link: bit.ly/barndotf
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1 day to go! Please join @CarolLeonnig @PhilipRucker to discuss their superb bestseller on Trump's final year I ALONE CAN FIX IT. US: Tues 17 Aug 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT. Australia: Wed 18 Aug 10 am AEST. All welcome, free registration. - BW @USSC. bit.ly/3gapbxT
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From the publishers of The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal:
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Alas, my dear friend and brilliant colleague @JulieATate is leaving the Post. To mark the occasion, here’s a dip into the @ErikWemple archives (circa 2008) for some well-deserved and early kudos for Julie: washingtoncitypaper.com/article/492158…
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+100 @JulieATate is world class and the NYT is beyond lucky to have her twitter.com/AshleyRParker/…
Video shared widely on social media of two Afghans falling from an airborne Air Force C-17 departing Kabul is real, a U.S. official familiar with issue said: "That absolutely happened." Other videos show a C-17 -- likely the same one -- swarmed on runway before it took off.
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.@washingtonpost publisher Fred Ryan wrote @JakeSullivan46 urgently requesting that 204 @nytimes, @WSJ, @washingtonpost journalists, support staff & families transported by US military from civilian side of Kabul airport to await evacuation flights, saying they are in danger
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A reporter who has more courage than most elected officials twitter.com/KFILE/status/1…
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The shocking speed of the Taliban’s advance: A visual timeline washingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/…
Listen to the voices of Afghan women — by ⁦@gaylelemmon⁩, who has studied and written compassionately about Afghan women for many years washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
Taliban declare Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan. Here’s what that looked like last time. Via ⁦@ksieffwashingtonpost.com/world/2021/08/…
The Pentagon promised 10 years ago it had straightened out the Afghan security forces. “They only continue to get better with time,” General Caldwell said. It was all nonsense. The latest from the Afghanistan Papers: washingtonpost.com/investigations…
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Powerful reporting this morning by @clarissaward on the streets of Kabul twitter.com/NewDay/status/…
“After seven months in which his administration seemed to exude much-needed competence… everything about America’s last days in Afghanistan shattered the imagery,” ⁦@SangerNYT⁩ writes nytimes.com/2021/08/15/us/…
Waking up in Washington to images of national shame twitter.com/ragipsoylu/sta…
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