Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced tough questions from Afghan evacuees after Joe Biden’s failure to secure stability and freedom in Afghanistan. During a meeting in Qatar on Tuesday, members of the Afghan all-female robotics team asked Blinken what the Biden administration planned to do to address human rights violations by the Taliban.
A search has been underway in Southern California for the suspects who shot and killed a couple in Long Beach. The incident happened over the weekend near the couple’s home and police said it may have been sparked by a dispute over a parking spot.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the U.S. is still in negotiation with the Taliban about getting people out of Afghanistan on charter flights from the airport in Kabul. During a press conference in Qatar on Tuesday, Blinken said their needs to be an agreement with the group if the U.S. wants to board passengers on flights out of the area.
Joe Biden’s State and Defense secretaries promised to help and assist Afghan allies who have been evacuated from Afghanistan. During their trip to Qatar on Tuesday, secretaries Lloyd Austin and Antony Blinken met with a group of Afghans and honored them for their services during the War on Terror.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said there was no question identifying terror threats would become more difficult with U.S. troops no longer in Afghanistan. During a press conference in Qatar on Tuesday, Austin said the U.S. would now have to rely more heavily on its technological capabilities to identify and engage threats that develop in the region.
Moments after Texas Rep. Ronny Jackson (R) announced the safe return of four of his constituents from Afghanistan, the State Department appeared to take credit for the operation that brought them home. Republican lawmakers are outraged by that attempt.
Veterans of the U.S. National Security apparatus have warned the Biden administration withdrew from Afghanistan too early and too chaotically. During a recent interview, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, who served as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State to former President George W. Bush, analyzed the flaws leading up to the Afghanistan crisis.
The Taliban is rapidly moving to establish itself on the world stage. During a press briefing on Monday, a spokesperson for the group announced the war in Afghanistan is over after fighters for the terrorist regime took control of the last resistance stronghold in the country over the the weekend.
Chicago is grappling with the aftermath of a violent Labor Day weekend. On Monday, officials said at least eight children under the age of 17 were shot over the weekend, including a 4-year-old who died on Sunday.