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Clocking Out: US troops to withdraw from Afghanistan

Last Wednesday President Biden announced that the 2,500 American troops remaining in Afghanistan will be withdrawn from the country. The deadline has been set at 11 September, exactly two decades since the 9/11 attacks that brought American forces into Afghanistan in the first place.  Since the US funds the lion’s share of the logistics which Read More…

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Russian Troop Build-up Prompts Western Alarm

The US European Command (EUCOM) raised its threat level to the highest level last week (‘Potential Imminent Crisis’) as a build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine’s eastern border prompted alarm amongst western leaders. In excess of 20,000 troops are thought to have been deployed on the border separating Russia from the Ukrainian oblasts of Donetsk Read More…