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Republicans inflate cost of Taliban-seized U.S. military equipment

The Taliban seized an arsenal of U.S.-made military equipment, but not the grossly exaggerated figure of $85 billion worth of equipment numerous Republicans have claimed - that figure is the total amount spent on the Afghanistan Security Forces Fund since the war began in 2001.... Read more»

What the U.S. didn’t learn in Afghanistan, according to the government’s own Inspector General

A lacerating report this week was the 11th in a clear-eyed series that revealed the US failure to reconstruct Afghanistan over two decades - so why didn’t anyone heed the inspector general’s warnings? ... Read more»

Flake a 'risky' pick as Turkish ambassador, but likely to be confirmed

President Joe Biden’s choice of former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, a Republican never-Trumper with no formal diplomatic experience, to be the next ambassador to Turkey was “risky” – but is still likely to win confirmation, analysts said. ... Read more»

Washington in unprecedented lockdown days before Biden’s inauguration

After the riot of Jan. 6 that ultimately left five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer, as many as 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country will be deployed to Washington along with transit police officers from around the country, local police agencies and federal law enforcement authorities.... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama’s misleading oil boost

Former President Barack Obama's suggested he is responsible for the boom in U.S. crude oil production, but market forces and technological innovations played a much bigger role.... Read more»

Mexican firm's bankruptcy case has cross-border impact

Investors and financial analysts have their eyes on a bankruptcy case, pending in a Dallas courtroom, that they say could systematically shift how American firms do business with Mexican companies. ... Read more»