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Afghan army collapse ‘took us all by surprise’: Austin | The Express Tribune

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army’s sudden collapse caught the Pentagon off-guard as he acknowledged miscalculations in America’s longest war including corruption and damaged morale in Afghan ranks. “The fact that the Afghan army we and our partners trained simply melted away …

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Aug 31 deadline in Afghanistan might have to be extended: Biden | The Express Tribune

WASHINGTON: US troops may stay in Afghanistan past an Aug 31 deadline to evacuate Americans, President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, and the Pentagon said the US military does not currently have the ability to reach people beyond the Kabul airport. “If there’s American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we …

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