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A failure of duty caused by lack of planning, coordination, and communication left hundreds of Americans and tens of thousands of allies in Afghanistan after a botched withdrawal from the country in August 2021, a new Senate report says.

Published in Local News

PINEHURST — Judith Russell, R.N., nurse manager, CCU, was recently awarded the Patriot Award, an award created by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense office, to publicly recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees that have answered their nation’s call to duty.

Published in Lifestyle

Family members and lawmakers, in Washington, D.C., and Raleigh, representing N.C. residents are mourning the deaths of a Marine and soldier who died in a terrorist attack while helping Americans and others evacuate from Afghanistan. Thirteen service members, including a Fort Bragg soldier and Camp Lejuene Marine, died while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, the Department of Defense announced Saturday, Aug. 28.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2021 13:09

OPINION: Now, about that peace dividend...

As I write this, the Taliban  have assumed full political control —to the extent that such a thing can exist — of Afghanistan. They've taken Kabul. They've put the U.S. occupation's puppet president, and many Afghans who served the occupation presence, to flight. They've declared the restoration of their "Islamic Emirate."

Published in Opinion