NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg describes security situation as "deeply challenging" with most foreign troops already out of the country where insurgents are pushing forward with their sweeping assault.
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.
New advisory directs American citizens not to travel to Afghanistan and asks those already in the war-torn country to "leave as soon as possible on available commercial flights."
The National Defense Authorization Act, passed by Congress two weeks ago, explicitly forbids Pentagon from reducing troop numbers in Afghanistan without sending Congress an assessment of risks.
American intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered Taliban-linked militants rewards for successful attacks on American service members last year.
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