When the Taliban took Kabul, Hosseini knew the life she knew was gone | USA TODAY

“It was time now. I had to get out of Kabul.” Journalist Fatema Hosseini describes her escape from Afghanistan as the Taliban closed in. RELATED: How much did the war in Afghanistan cost? https://youtu.be/7RCo0AwwJZ8 Fatema had never lived under Taliban…

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Military officials testify before House Armed Services on Afghanistan withdrawal (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie are set to testify before Congress this week on the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4DQ6MWMlIM&t=2s Lawmakers on both sides of…

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Army General Mark Milley testifies before the Senate on Afghanistan exit (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and U.S. Central Command Gen. Kenneth McKenzie are set to testify before Congress this week on the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhLFddXtdWU Beyond Afghanistan, Army Gen. Milley…

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Retired Marine with PTSD shares trauma he received from Afghanistan | USA TODAY

Medically retired Marine with PTSD shares his trauma from Afghanistan RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwrUbVTU6iM&t=50s After medical retirement from the Marine Corps, Bryan Lett is considered 90% disabled, counting a neck injury that required spinal fusion and PTSD. » Subscribe to USA TODAY:…

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Last U.S. military plane leaves Afghanistan | USA TODAY

The U.S. military has met its August 31 deadline to withdraw forces from Afghanistan after 20 years in the country. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm60iRCOVZE The last plane carrying U.S. forces left Afghanistan on Monday, meeting an  Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw U.S. forces…

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Sec. of State Blinken speaks on U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Secretary of State Blinken gives updates on Afghanistan withdrawal as Aug. 31 deadline nears. RELATED: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4w5zVw8cxk Just one day ahead of the American withdrawal deadline from Afghanistan, the U.S. military kept up a constant flow of airport traffic in an…

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Louisiana governor holds press conference to discuss Hurricane Ida (LIVE) | USA TODAY

Ida hurtled closer to the Gulf Coast on Saturday, a treacherous storm that could lash Louisiana within 24 hours as a Category 4 hurricane – 16 years to the day that Katrina delivered its devastating blow. RELATED: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2021/08/28/hurricane-ida-louisiana-could-get-direct-hit/5625118001/ The system,…

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Afghanistan Kabul airport explosion causes a number of casualties | USA TODAY

An explosion occurred at the Abbey Gate of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport leaving a chaotic and bloody scene in Afghanistan. RELATED: https://youtu.be/-SDfcY1WZpI Explosions outside the Kabul airport Thursday resulted in “a number of U.S. and civilian casualties” as the…

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