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AJ Kaufman: Is State Department Spokesman Ned Price Gaslighting All of Us? “According to the 38-year-old Georgetown and Harvard graduate Price, barbaric Al-Qaeda-allied jihadists like the Taliban are our partners, yet the equally barbaric Al-Qaeda-allied jihadists of the Haqqani network are not.”

Bryan Preston: Who’s Really Driving the Afghanistan Disaster? Here’s a Clue. “It clearly says the State Department is driving the operation and DoD is merely providing support.”

Yours Truly: Even the Soviets Managed to Achieve Something in the ‘Graveyard of Empires’ That Joe Biden Couldn’t—Or Chose Not To. “The Soviet effort to withdraw in good order was well-executed and can serve as a model for other disengagements from similar nations.”