Eric Schmitt, The New York Times

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U.S. Pledges to Pay Family of Those Killed in Botched Kabul Drone Strike

The Pentagon offered unspecified amounts to relatives of the 10 civilians who died in Aug. 29 attack and agreed to help relocate those who want to move to the U.S. → Read More

Austin, Milley and McKenzie Testify: Senate Armed Services Committee Live Updates

The top military leader will face questions about his role at the end of the Trump administration, and lawmakers will grill defense officials on the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. The hearing is expected to start at 9:30 a.m. → Read More

A Botched Drone Strike in Kabul Started With the Wrong Car

An errant strike that killed 10 civilians has called into question the reliability of the intelligence that will be used to conduct future U.S. operations in Afghanistan. → Read More

Pentagon acknowledges Aug. 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians.

The findings of the inquiry mirrored a New York Times investigation of video evidence, along with interviews with more than a dozen of the driver’s co-workers and family members in Kabul. → Read More

Pentagon Defends Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

A New York Times investigation, with video analysis and interviews at the site, has cast doubt on the U.S. military’s account. → Read More

Afghan Pilots Who Sought Safety in Uzbekistan Transfer to U.S. Base

Taliban leaders have been pressuring the Uzbek government to turn over the pilots, who fear for the safety of themselves and their families. → Read More

Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account. → Read More

Times Investigation: In U.S. Drone Strike, Evidence Suggests No ISIS Bomb

U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But in-depth video analysis and interviews at the site cast doubt on that account. → Read More

Video: ‘Imminent Threat’ or Aid Worker: Did a U.S. Drone Strike in Afghanistan Kill the Wrong Person?

The New York Times obtained exclusive security camera footage and witness accounts to show how the military launched a drone strike that killed 10 people in Kabul on Aug. 29 without knowing whom it was hitting. → Read More

Military Analysis Raises Questions About Deadly Drone Strike in Kabul

A preliminary analysis said that it was “possible to probable” that explosives were in the car and that drone operators took only a cursory scan of the courtyard before launching an attack. → Read More

Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. → Read More

Pentagon Leaders Wary of Working With Taliban

Cooperation with the group in fighting an Islamic State affiliate is “possible,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said. → Read More

U.S. Strikes Explosive-Laden Vehicle in Kabul

The drone strike came after a warning from President Biden that another terrorist attack at the Afghan capital’s airport was “highly likely.” → Read More

Military Ramps Up Evacuations From Kabul, but Bottlenecks Persist

The Pentagon has increased the number of flights, but questions remain about whether the military can sustain the pace as the deadline to end the operation draws near. → Read More

ISIS Poses ‘Acute’ Threat to U.S. Evacuation Efforts in Kabul, Sullivan Says

President Biden’s national security adviser warned of mounting but unspecified terrorist risks to the U.S. mission to evacuate thousands of Americans and Afghan allies. → Read More

Body Parts Found in Landing Gear of Flight From Kabul, Officials Say

Harrowing video of the chaos, recorded by Afghan media, have circulated around the world. The Air Force said the incident is under investigation. → Read More

U.S. Military Conducts a Drone Strike Against Shabab Fighters in Somalia

The strike was the first against the militants since the Biden administration put strict limits on military action in the East African nation pending a review of drone policy. → Read More

Biden Administration Shows Little Appetite for Haiti’s Troop Request

Pentagon officials noted that the request was broad and did not specify the number or types of forces needed. → Read More

U.S. Carries Out Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

The attacks were against weapons storage facilities used by Iranian-backed militias that the Pentagon said had conducted drone strikes against places in Iraq where American troops, spies and diplomats were located. → Read More

Pentagon Weighs Proposal to Send Dozens of Troops Back to Somalia

The plan for a “train and assist” mission would partly reverse President Donald J. Trump’s withdrawal of nearly all American ground forces from the country. → Read More