Top US generals tell Senate committee they personally advised keeping 2,500 American troops in Afghanistan to bolster Ghani's embattled government, contradicting President Biden, who maintains no military chief advised him in favour of it.
Top general Frank McKenzie admits US had made a "mistake" when it launched a drone strike against suspected Daesh militants in Afghan capital Kabul on August 29, confirming it killed 10 civilians instead.
General Austin “Scott” Miller – the highest-ranked officer on the ground – handed command to US-based General Kenneth McKenzie, bringing the longest US war nearer to its end at a time when the Taliban are making sweeping advances across the country.
The origins of the attacks in the Gulf of Oman remain a mystery, but the message behind the attack is as clear as day.
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