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Afghanistan Watchdog: Biden Admin ‘Unreasonably Refusing to Provide Information’

John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan (SIGAR), wrote a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, USAID Administrator Samantha Power, and the heads of several congressional committees on Wednesday complaining that the Biden administration abruptly stopped cooperating with his investigations after he issued a report critical of President Joe Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.

US President Joe Biden addresses the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate from the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House, in Washington, DC on June 17, 2022. - Biden hosts the virtual summit of major economies, attempting to tackle climate change …

Afghanistan Watchdog: U.S. Exit Led to Swift National Army Collapse Against Taliban

The latest report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), the federal government’s designated watchdog on America’s role in the country, blamed President Joe Biden’s extension of the Afghan war — then abrupt withdrawal from the country — for crushing the morale of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), paving the way for the Taliban’s swift takeover.

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Hayward: How Joe Biden Armed the Taliban

The Taliban seized a staggering quantity of American military vehicles, equipment, and weapons when it overran Afghanistan in a week. President Joe Biden, a Democrat obsessed with gun control, ended up giving billions of dollars of American weapons to the Islamist fanatics that helped perpetrate 9/11.

TOPSHOT - Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance gate outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul on August 17, 2021. (Photo by Javed Tanveer / AFP) (Photo by JAVED TANVEER/AFP via Getty Images) WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 12: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks during an East Room event at …

U.S. Afghanistan Watchdog: Officials ‘Routinely Lied’ About War and Reconstruction

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday and complained about the “odor of mendacity” surrounding everything related to Afghanistan. Sopko said U.S. officials have “routinely lied” to the American public about numerous issues related to war and reconstruction in Afghanistan.

CAMP BOST, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. service members walk off a helicopter on the runway at Camp Bost on September 11, 2017 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. About 300 marines are currently deployed in Helmand Province in a train, advise, and assist role supporting local Afghan security forces. Currently the …

Report: U.S. Officials Knew Afghanistan Was an Unwinnable War

The U.S. goal of reinventing Afghanistan into a Western-style centralized democracy and a free-market economy from a tribal society that was unsuited for either by throwing billions of American-taxpayer dollars was doomed to fail, the Washington Post revealed Monday in a multi-series investigation.

CAMP BOST, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 11: U.S. service members walk off a helicopter on the runway at Camp Bost on September 11, 2017 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. About 300 marines are currently deployed in Helmand Province in a train, advise, and assist role supporting local Afghan security forces. Currently the …

Watchdog: Afghans Turn to Heroin Production for Job Security

The historic production of opium and its heroin derivative in Afghanistan — with a record output value of up to $6.6 billion last year, or nearly a third of the country’s entire gross domestic product — appears to provide better prospects for job security than any other industry in the nation.

FILE -- In this April 21, 2014 file photo, Afghan farmers harvest opium, in Helmand province, Afghanistan. For the past month, the Taliban have held control over most of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, where the majority of the world’s opium is grown -- and as insurgent attacks intensify around the provincial …