Tom Bowman

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Fearing Taliban Retribution, Afghans Who Worked For U.S. Seek Visas

Friday, May 14, 2021

As American troops withdraw from Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans who worked for the U.S. over the years fear Taliban retaliation, and are eager to get visas to the United States.


America Marks Beginning Of Withdrawal Of Troops From Afghanistan

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Under an agreement made by the Trump administration, today was supposed to be the deadline for the US to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. But the Biden administration is taking more time.


What Happens To The Afghan Army Once American Forces Leave?

Friday, April 30, 2021

An Afghan general is confident that his soldiers can defeat Taliban fighters. But the imminent withdrawal of U.S. troops, allied forces and contractors worries many observers of the war.


Can The Afghan Army Hold Off The Taliban Without The U.S.?

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Afghan military remains heavily dependent on U.S. equipment, training and money. It's far from clear how effective this U.S. assistance will be once American troops are gone.


Biden Plans For U.S. Troops To Be Out Of Afghanistan By Sept. 11 Of This Year

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Biden administration plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year. The move would bring to a close America's longest war.


The Military Confronts Extremism, One Conversation At A Time

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Every unit is holding a "stand down" to talk about extremism in the ranks. But the armed forces are still grappling with fundamental questions of how to define, identify and best deal with it.


How The Military's Attempt To Tackle Extremism In Its Ranks Is Progressing

Monday, April 05, 2021

The military nears a deadline for mandatory talks about extremism in the ranks after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered the stand downs.


The U.S. Is On Track To Miss May 1 Deadline To Pull All Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The U.S. promised to pull all troops out of Afghanistan by May 1 when it signed a deal with the Taliban last year. Now, it looks like it will miss that deadline as peace talks crawl along.


Pentagon Pushes For Bigger Effort To Deter China's Growing Military Might

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

The Pacific Deterrence Initiative aims to beef up the military in the Pacific and work more closely with partners and allies. But some experts are cautious about inflating the Chinese threat.



Friday, February 26, 2021

The U.S. has carried out an airstrike in Syria against an Iranian-backed militia target. The move appears to be in response to a series of rocket attacks against U.S. targets in Iraq.


White House To Review Plan To Pull Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

The U.S. and NATO were to decide this week on whether to pull their troops out of Afghanistan at the end of April. But that decision was put on hold as the Biden administration reviews its options.


Capitol Riot Prompts A Reckoning Over Extremism In The Ranks

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

The deadly riot at the Capitol on Jan. 6 has forced military leadership to confront the threat of domestic extremism. Rioters that day included current and former service members.


Celebrations Abound In Nation's Capital On Inauguration Day

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The nation's capital was quiet amid unprecedented security on Inauguration Day — but there were also celebrations for the history-making vice president.


Defense Official: Scores Of Current And Former Military Probed In Extremism Cases

Friday, January 15, 2021

The source says the Pentagon was informed about 68 subjects in FBI domestic extremism investigations in 2020. The vast majority are former military, many with unfavorable discharge records.


Pandemic, Capitol Breach Force Biden's Inauguration Team To Adapt

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Joe Biden's inaugural will be one that we haven't seen before. Ten thousand National Guard soldiers will help provide security. And because of the pandemic, there will be no inaugural balls.


The Latest On Occupation Of The U.S. Capitol Building By Pro-Trump Extremists

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

A rally in support of President Trump turned chaotic on Wednesday. The U.S. Capitol went into lockdown as protesters breached the building.


Trump And The Military: What An Erratic Commander In Chief Leaves Behind

Monday, January 04, 2021

"Military and some civilian leaders have been in constant damage control over the last four years. The old 'cleanup on aisle 4, then 6, then 8,' " a retired officer says of President Trump's tenure.


More Than 70 West Point Cadets Accused Of Cheating In Academic Scandal

Monday, December 21, 2020

Instructors at the Army's premier training ground for officers revealed the academic scandal on Monday, saying it's the worst they've seen since 1976. Some called it a national security issue.


People In The Afghan Capital Kabul Are Uneasy About U.S. Troop Drawdown

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

In the last weeks of the Trump administration, the U.S. is moving to close a two-decade chapter and withdraw from Afghanistan, causing great apprehension among Afghans as the Taliban step up attacks.


Lloyd Austin: A Man 'Of The Highest Integrity,' But Still Unknown To Many

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

If confirmed as defense secretary, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin would be the first African-American to run the world's largest employer, with some 2.2 million servicemembers.