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    ‘Find Him and Kill Him’: An Afghan Pilot’s Desperate Escape

    Threatened by the Taliban and considered AWOL by the Afghan military, a decorated helicopter pilot fled for the United States with his wife and daughter.

    Spy Agencies Seek New Afghan Allies as U.S. Withdraws

    The move signals an acknowledgment by Western intelligence agencies that they are preparing for the likely collapse of the central government and a return to civil war.

    Afghan Blast on Eve of U.S. Pullout Deadline Kills at Least 21

    If the blast was the work of the Taliban, as the Afghan government asserts, it would be the most overt signal yet that the peace deal is off.

    Biden’s Afghan Pullout Is a Victory for Pakistan. But at What Cost?

    Pakistan’s military stayed allied to both the Americans and Taliban. But now the country may face intensified extremism at home as a result of a perceived Taliban victory.

    Afghan President in ‘Desperate Situation’ as His Power Is Undermined

    Ashraf Ghani has few remaining allies, the Taliban are gaining militarily, and his international supporters are impatient with him and the stumbling peace process.
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