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As Afghan war ends, House approves $24bn bump for Pentagon budget

The House Armed Services Committee held a marathon session on Wednesday to markup the spending under the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Lawmakers from both parties joined forces to defy President Joe Biden’s intention to keep the Pentagon budget at $715 billion for next year, essentially keeping it at …

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Pentagon knew about Kabul suicide bombing ‘hours in advance,’ report claims, but troops on the ground say they weren’t protected

A suicide bombing outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul last Thursday killed more than 150 people, including 13 American troops. The bombing provoked the US into launching two drone strikes, one targeting an alleged “planner” and “facilitator” with the group responsible, and another supposedly wiping out “multiple” would-be suicide …

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Pentagon says only ONE suicide bomber in Kabul airport attack

While previous reports said that there were likely two suicide bombers behind the attack at the Hamid Karzai International Airport — one near one of the airport’s gates and another near the Baron Hotel — Army Major General William Taylor told reporters on Friday at a Pentagon press briefing the second explosion at …

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