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General says he warned that Afghanistan would get ‘very bad, very fast’

The top U.S. general in Afghanistan during the American military’s 2021 withdrawal repeatedly warned Washington that security would get “very bad, very fast” after troops departed, but the Biden administration still failed to grasp the danger in keeping its embassy open with only nominal protection, he told lawmakers investigating the war’s deadly endgame.
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Air Force opens prosecution of Discord leaker Jack Teixeira

The Air Force on Tuesday opened preliminary criminal proceedings against a member of the Massachusetts Air National Guard who was convicted in federal court earlier this year of leaking classified government secrets online, alleging that he also violated military laws.

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Retired captain of first U.S. nuclear submarine celebrates turning 100 in Spokane

Frank Fogarty knew nothing about nuclear physics on ships when he got pulled from his Korean War submarine duty to interview for a fledgling U.S. Navy program, for the world’s first atomic-powered submarines. Fogarty, who just turned 100 in Spokane, recalls initially supporting the USS Seawolf before soon getting transferred to the USS Nautilus, the first one launched in 1955, while later being Nautilus Commanding Officer in 1963-67.
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General warns House on Ukraine: ‘The side that can’t shoot back loses’

The top U.S. general overseeing military operations in Europe warned lawmakers Wednesday that the war in Ukraine has reached a decisive moment, with Russia expected to hold a 10-1 advantage on artillery shells “within weeks” unless the United States approves additional military support for the government in Kyiv.
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Generals who carried out Biden’s Afghan exit face new GOP scrutiny

The top two generals who oversaw the deadly evacuation of Afghanistan are facing renewed scrutiny Wednesday, as House Republicans escalate their campaign to hold President Biden accountable for the fiasco and Democrats accuse Donald Trump of having set the conditions for the Kabul government’s collapse.