The War News of August

Here are pic of British and American troops – side by side!

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Ministry of Defence releases video showing British and American forces working together at Kabul Airport (msn.com)

Credit: Ministry of DefenceThe Ministry of Defence has released footage of UK and US soldiers working together at Kabul airport as evacuations continue.Scenes of the joint effort, however, contrast with rising trans-Atlantic tensions over US president Joe Biden’s deadline on withdrawing his troops from the airport.

Geoff Hoon, the British defense secretary who oversaw the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq under then prime minister Tony Blair, has defended President Joe Biden over the disastrous allied exit from Afghanistan.

A Phoenix Field Office Special Agent Spotted bin Laden’s Strategy: New 9/11 Clue (msn.com)

Armed protests are picking up, and a new study says they’re more likely to turn violent (msn.com)

U.S.’ Afghanistan move indicator of shift to ‘competition and conflict’ with China, says Avonhurst (msn.com)

Resistance group says ready to take on Taliban (msn.com)

An anti-Taliban resistance group in Afghanistan says it has thousands of people ready to fight.

GOP congressman places blame on Trump admin for crisis in Afghanistan: ‘They set this up to fail’ (msn.com)

Germany looking at evacuations from Afghanistan after Kabul airport closes (msn.com)

The Navy is trying to get rid of its cruisers again, but it’s heading for another fight over their fate (msn.com)

  • The US Navy’s Ticonderoga-class cruisers are the largest and most well armed of its surface fleet.
  • But the Navy has spent nearly a decade trying to get rid of its cruisers, arguing they are expensive and unreliable.
  • Congress has fought those efforts, and the Navy’s latest attempt already looks set to encounter resistance.
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After the decommissioning of its final battleship in 1992, the US Navy’s cruisers became the largest and most well-armed warships of the surface fleet. Today, the Navy has 21 active Ticonderoga-class cruisers, with one laid up.

Able to carry a whopping 122 missiles and other weapons, the Ticonderogas pose a significant threat to any enemy and have played a central role in the Navy’s power-projection since 1980.

Despite this, for nearly a decade, the Navy has been trying to get rid of its cruisers, citing their age and upkeep costs. Congress has repeatedly rebuffed the service’s plans, primarily out of fear that losing the ships could limit American ability to respond to threats from China.

But the Navy is committed to divesting its cruisers, and its most recent effort, outlined in the Navy’s 2022 budget request, looks set for another intense debate in Congress.

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    Here is the War News of September.

    Biden Announces Defense Deal With Australia in a Bid to Counter China (msn.com)

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    Tarp distributions scheduled for Saturday in New Orleans | Hurricane Center | nola.com

    Trump was fixated on the Navy’s new supercarrier and ranted to military leaders that the ship ‘just doesn’t look right’: book (msn.com)

    Former President Donald Trump was obsessed with the way a new US aircraft carrier looked and routinely complained to military officials that he did not like it, according to a new book by Washington Post reporters Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.

    Army Lt. Col. Reportedly Steps Down in Protest of Vaccine Mandate, ‘Marxist Takeover’ of US Military (msn.com)

    After recall flop, struggling California Republicans once again fighting over future (msn.com)

    Paul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win, book claims (msn.com)

    Allies respond with caution, anger to new Pacific security pact (msn.com)

    The challenge for future US Navy aircraft carriers is much closer to home than China’s missiles, top Democrat says (msn.com)

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S., Britain and Australia have announced they’re forming a new security alliance that will help equip Australia with nuclear-powered submarines. The alliance will see a reshaping of relations in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond. Here’s what it might mean for various players:

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