Afghanistan crisis

FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 file photo, Afghans inspect damage of Ahmadi family house after U.S. drone strike in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Pentagon retreated from its defense of a drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month, announcing Friday, Sept. 17, that a review revealed that only civilians were killed in the attack, not an Islamic State extremist as first believed. (AP Photo/Khwaja Tawfiq Sediqi, File)

Pentagon calls Kabul strike ‘tragic mistake’

The Pentagon admitted that a drone strike in Afghanistan was a “tragic mistake” after the Biden administration hailed it as “righteous” for weeks. An apology from the U.S. appears to mean little to Kabul residents who are now mourning after the strike killed 10 people last month. Seven of those casualties were children.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers his speech during the "Advancing and Defending International Religious Freedom Through Diplomacy" symposium, in Rome, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. (Guglielmo Mangiapane/Pool Photo via AP)

Pompeo on Afghanistan: A debacle that didn’t have to be

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed the Biden administration while asserting leaders aren’t prepared to protect America’s interests. During an interview Sunday, he criticized a number of decisions made by the administration on Afghanistan, including what resulted in the deaths of civilians and Americans in the country.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Biden admin. confronted by decision to work with Taliban

Members within the Biden administration are working to downplay the U.S. cooperation with the Taliban. During her briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Jen Psaki attempted to deny that the White House is close to recognizing the Taliban as a legitimate international authority.