Tom Bowman appears in the following:
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Officials say evacuation flights have resumed at the Kabul airport after chaos on Monday. But it's unclear if the thousands of Afghans who worked with U.S. forces can get out by the Aug. 31 deadline.
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.
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
The Biden administration faced mounting pressure to relocate about 18,000 Afghans who helped with U.S. military operations, along with their families. Many fear a resurgent Taliban will seek revenge.
Wednesday, July 07, 2021
U.S. military officials say the withdrawal from Afghanistan is nearly complete. At the same time, a spat has broken out about how U.S. forces withdrew from the last big base.
Tuesday, July 06, 2021
Afghan military officials say the U.S. left in secret and turned the electricity off on the way out. The Pentagon pushed back. It's yet another mishap in the rocky U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Saturday, July 03, 2021
A major hub for the U.S. military is turned over to Afghan forces, effectively ending U.S. operations in Afghanistan.
Friday, July 02, 2021
Bagram Airfield was the United States' largest base in Afghanistan. The U.S. military has now withdrawn and handed control over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force.
Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age of 88.
Friday, June 25, 2021
As security conditions deteriorate, the White House has signaled that it intends to evacuate thousands of Afghan citizens who worked with U.S. forces, and who now fear retribution.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told lawmakers he supports a major change to the military justice system. It would let independent military lawyers handle cases of sexual assault and domestic violence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.