Wednesday, January 19, 2022


Pentagon documents reveal ‘deeply flawed’ US air war, report says

Poor or inadequate surveillance footage often contributed to deadly targeting failures, the report says.

‘God will take revenge’ says Afghan father of US drone strike victim

Aimal Ahmadi lost his three-year-old daughter Malika and nine other relatives in the Aug 29 strike, which came as the US military scrambled to complete its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Pentagon to form new group to investigate UFOs

The new group which will succeed the US Navy's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force, will work to detect, identify and attribute objects, assess and mitigate any associated threats, the Pentagon says.

Uproar in Washington: Did US share evacuee names with Taliban?

Pressed by journalists, President Joe Biden did not rule out the possibility.

Kabul airport hit by two bombs in ‘complex attack’

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says there were 'a number' of US and civilian casualties.

Taliban gained ‘fair amount’ of US defence equipment, says White House

Footage has shown the Taliban with firearms and vehicles that Pentagon troops used or provided to the Afghan national security forces, as well as advanced UH-60 Black Hawk attack helicopters.

US to review classified 9/11 documents for possible publication

The FBI's commitment is part of a legal battle waged by relatives of Sept 11 victims against Saudi Arabia and other nations they believe were accomplices.

Pentagon defends secretive exit from Afghan airbase

Afghan military officials had complained that they were not told in advance that US forces would leave in the early hours last Friday.

US could slow Afghanistan exit, says Pentagon

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby says the September deadline remains in place although the pace can be adjusted based on conditions.

US intel report on UFOs ‘inconclusive’

The report, ordered last year, is to be submitted to Congress by the end of June by the director of national intelligence.

Biden’s team overrode Pentagon’s urging on Afghanistan withdrawal

The Pentagon spent more than a decade urging three different American presidents to stay in Afghanistan.

Russia and China warn US Navy to steer clear as warships near both ‘backyards’

Moscow and Beijing are separately accusing Washington of provocative behaviour over Ukraine and Taiwan.

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