Robert Burns, The Associated Press

Robert Burns

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Recent articles by Robert:

US stepping up airstrikes this week to support Afghan forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has launched more than a dozen airstrikes in the past week in support of Afghan government forces in their fight against the Taliban, a sharp spike over the handful that were done in the previous six weeks, according to U.S. officials. → Read More

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq to conclude by year end

President Joe Biden said Monday the U.S. combat mission in Iraq will conclude by the end of the year, an announcement that reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy. → Read More

Biden says US combat mission in Iraq will conclude by end of the year

The announcement reflects the reality on the ground more than a major shift in U.S. policy. → Read More

Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are expected to announce on Monday that they’ve agreed to end the U.S. → Read More

Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power

WASHINGTON — It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government th → Read More

Analysis: How Afghan war showed limits of US military power » Albuquerque Journal

WASHINGTON -- It took only two months for U.S. invaders to topple the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, a seemingly tidy success against a government that had given refuge to… → Read More

Pentagon cancels disputed JEDI cloud contract with Microsoft

The Pentagon said Tuesday it is canceling a cloud-computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion and will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon. → Read More

Pentagon cancels disputed cloud-computing contract with Microsoft

The Pentagon said it is canceling a cloud-computing contract with Microsoft that could eventually have been worth $10 billion and will instead pursue a deal with both Microsoft and Amazon. → Read More

U.S. vacates key Afghan base; pullout target now ‘late August’

Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield in the country, advancing a final withdrawal that the Pentagon says will be completed by the end of August. → Read More

After nearly 20 years, US leaves Bagram Airfield, the military epicenter of the Afghan war

Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfield in the country, advancing a final withdrawal that → Read More

US vacates key Afghan base

WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 years after invading Afghanistan to oust the Taliban and hunt down al-Qaida, the U.S. military has vacated its biggest airfiel → Read More

EXPLAINER: When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? For Afghans the answer is clear but grim: no time soon. An emboldened Taliban insurgency is making battlefield gains, and prospective peace talks are stalled. Some fear that once foreign forces are gone, […] → Read More

When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? → Read More

When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? → Read More

When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? → Read More

When is the US war in Afghanistan really over?

As the last U.S. combat troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the question arises: When is the war really over? → Read More

As troops leave, US to keep airstrike option in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. military will remain involved in the Afghanistan war into September, keeping the option of launching airstrikes against the Taliban to defend Afghan forces, U. S. officials said Thursday, even as the final combat troops prepare to leave the country in coming days. For weeks, officials have said the withdrawal of the main U. S. military force and its equipment from… → Read More

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacl… → Read More

Rumsfeld, a cunning leader who oversaw a ruinous Iraq war

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling Donald H. Rumsfeld energetic was like calling the Pacific wide. When others would rest, he would run. While others sat, he stood. But try as he might, at the pinnacle of his career as defense secretary he could not outmaneuver the ruinous politics of the Iraq war. → Read More

Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary, dies at 88

He had a storied career under four presidents and nearly a quarter century in corporate America. → Read More