Tom Bowman

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U.S. Is Evacuating Afghan Allies — But Thousands Might Not Get Out Before Aug. 31

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.


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.


Evacuation Of Afghan Interpreters And Others Who Aided U.S. To Begin In Late July

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.


American And Afghan Officials Dispute The Details Of U.S. Pullout From Bagram

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.


Afghan And American Officials Dispute The Details Of The U.S. Pullout From Bagram

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.


With No Parades And Little Ceremony, America's Longest War Draws To A Close

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.


U.S. Military Has Withdrawn From Largest Base In Afghanistan, Handed Over Control

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 The U.S. military has now withdrawn and handed control over to the Afghan National Security and Defense Force.


Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld Dead At Age 88

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has died at the age of 88.


What The U.S.'s Relationship With Afghanistan Will Look Like Moving Forward

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.


Defense Secretary Says He Supports Reform To Military Justice System

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.


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.