The UK says the international community has to take the next steps in its relationship with Afghanistan.
The UK was "caught out" by the fall of Kabul, says the foreign secretary, who will travel to the region later.
Republicans who previously supported withdrawal from Afghanistan criticized President Biden as the United States evacuated citizens and allies.
This summer, the U.S. government finally set an official end date for America's two-decade military misadventure in Afghanistan. After announcing a drawdown of the U.S. troop presence there in April, President Joe Biden declared at a July 8 press briefing that the U.S. "military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on August 31."
My dad worked for the State Department, and my family lived in New Delhi from 1956 to 1959, when I was in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. There were just a handful of Americans there at the time, and we were free to live anywhere. My parents rented a house where we had Indian neighbors. One woman patiently taught me how to knit. Her husband was a veterinarian and gladly snipped off the tails of newborn puppies when I carried a basket of them next door. Mom and Dad taught our Indian...
The United States ended the “Forever War” last month, but war existed in Afghanistan long before U.S. involvement and will continue. In fact, “Forever War” seems to be Afghanistan’s de facto state of being. Through the years of U.S. occupation and after, there have been shining examples of heroism and bravery — and people who desperately need help to escape. We cannot forget them.