Greg Myre

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Evacuation From Afghanistan Is Ramping Up, But The Kabul Airport Is Still Chaos

Monday, August 23, 2021

The number of Americans and Afghans being evacuated from Kabul is ramping up, hitting new one-day highs. But the situation at the Kabul airport remains extremely volatile.

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Americans Are Are Still Trying To Leave Afghanistan

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Thousands of desperate Afghans and Americans still trying to catch a flight out of a country again under Taliban once again. President Biden says he aims to wrap up the airlift by the end of August.

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How Valuable Are The U.S. Weapons The Taliban Just Captured?

Saturday, August 21, 2021

In a scene repeated across Afghanistan, retreating government forces ditched billions of dollars' worth of U.S.-supplied military hardware, from assault rifles to Black Hawk helicopters.

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The Future Of The Afghan Girls Robotics Team Is Precarious

Thursday, August 19, 2021

The teenagers made headlines when they came to Washington in 2017 for an international competition. Today they face a uncertain future with the Taliban again in charge of their homeland.

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President Biden Defends How He Pulled Troops Out Of Afghanistan In Address To Nation

Monday, August 16, 2021

In an address to the nation, President Biden defended his move to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. But the Taliban takeover presents the U.S. and the world with new national security challenges.

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Taliban Takeover Raises Questions About The National Security Threat To The U.S.

Monday, August 16, 2021

The last time the Taliban were in power, they openly hosted al-Qaida. The group has weakened, but still exists in Afghanistan. So will the Taliban allow extremist groups to operate in the country?

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Will The Taliban Rule Be Any Different This Time?

Monday, August 16, 2021

The militant group terrorized Afghans and was shunned by the world for its harsh rule from 1996 to 2001. The Taliban are more image conscious now but haven't changed any fundamental principles.

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The Afghan Government Has Fallen And The U.S. Begins Finger-Pointing

Monday, August 16, 2021

The departure of American forces from Afghanistan was forecast to renew violence there, but few expected the Afghan government to fall so quickly. Now the blame game has begun in Washington.

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Pentagon To Send 1,000 More Troops To Aid Afghanistan

Sunday, August 15, 2021

An additional 1,000 troops will be heading to Kabul to assist in evacuation efforts. This will boost the overall expected numbers to some 6,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

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U.S. Embassy Staff Relocate To Kabul Airport Where Security Worsens

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Taliban fighters have entered Kabul after a swift country-wide offensive.

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Answers To The Latest Pressing Questions From Afghanistan

Sunday, August 15, 2021

On day when things are moving and changing very quickly in Afghanistan, we turn now to NPR correspondents Jackie Northam, Franco Ordonez and Greg Myre for the latest.

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The Scene On The Ground In Kabul Is A Familiar One For Afghanistan

Sunday, August 15, 2021

The government in Kabul is shaky. Opposition forces outside the capital are closing in. That's the scene in Afghanistan today. That's also a scenario that's played out three times in recent history.

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As Taliban Advances In Afghanistan, Key Players Reassess Strategies

Saturday, August 14, 2021

In recent days, the Taliban have captured huge chunks of territory in Afghanistan, including many of the country's largest and most important cities.

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U.S. Embassy In Kabul Tells Staff To Destroy Sensitive Material And Evacuate

Friday, August 13, 2021

A memo obtained by NPR lays out the emergency preparations being made by American diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul — including the destruction of sensitive documents and computers.

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Biden Deploys More Troops Following Taliban Advances In Afghanistan

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Afghan government is looking vulnerable. Opposition forces are on the offensive. That's Afghanistan today. It's also a scenario that's played out three times in the past three decades.

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U.S. Troops Sent To Help Evacuate Americans As Taliban Makes Gains In Afghanistan

Thursday, August 12, 2021

As the Taliban makes rapid gains in Afghanistan, about 3,000 troops will be sent to Kabul to aid in the evacuation of Americans from the embassy, thousands more will be deployed as backup if needed.

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The Defense Department Aims To Make Vaccines Mandatory For Service Members

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says he's seeking a mandate that will require all members of the U.S. military to get vaccinated against COVID-19 by mid-September — if not sooner.

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Wants Entire U.S. Military Vaccinated By Mid-September

Monday, August 09, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccination rates in the military somewhat below the national average, Secretary of Defense LLoyd Austin says he wants all members of the U.S. military to be vaccinated by mid-September.

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How The Olympic Medal Table Explains The World

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The medal table provides a concise lesson in world history for the past century, reflecting wars won and lost, economic growth and decline, and a country's overall standing on the international stage.

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CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery

Thursday, July 22, 2021

In an NPR interview, William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that has afflicted U.S. officials worldwide.

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