• The US was doomed in Afghanistan and will repeat mistakes if it doesn't learn from them, top watchdog warns

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    President Joe Biden has said the US would complete its military withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021.
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    The US is withdrawaing its troops from Afghanistan after 20 years of fighting there.
    The US reconstruction effort during that period was flawed and its failings were obscured by US officials.
    "Don't believe what you're told by the generals... saying we're never going to do this again," the watchdog warned.
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    The US approach to reconstructing Afghanistan was inherently flawed, and those mistakes could easily be...
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  • Biden said he supports passing immigration reform through the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan without any GOP support

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    President Joe Biden
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    President Joe Biden said Thursday he supports passing immigration reform without GOP support.
    Democrats are hoping to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan through reconciliation.
    It's unclear what immigration reform measures are being weighed for inclusion.
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    Speaking to reporters at the White House Thursday, President Joe Biden said he supports including immigration reform measures in the $3.5 trillion spending bill that Democrats hope to pass without any Republican support via the process of reconciliation. Biden...
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