China has a big plan for post-US Afghanistan and it’s worth billions
China has a big plan for post-US Afghanistan and it’s worth billionsshuttershock. As the US exits Afghanistan, Beijing is preparing to swoop into the war-torn country and fill the vacuum left by the departed US and NATO troops.Read full story
Making sense of US-China tensions
Analogies are nearly always imperfect and often dangerous – especially historical ones. Tensions between the US and China are real but comparison to the cold war is unreal. It advocates solutions that are worse than the problem. China is a rival not an enemy like the Soviet Union was. You defeat enemies but compete with rivals.Read full story
Donald Rumsfeld, architect of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, passes away
Donald Rumsfeld, architect of US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, passes awayshuttershock. Donald Rumsfeld, the cocksure and unrepentant defense secretary who led the United States into war in Iraq and Afghanistan, has died, his family announced Wednesday. He was 88.Read full story
US expects to finish troop withdrawal 'by end of August'
US expects to finish troop withdrawal 'by end of August'shuttershock. The United States expects to finish withdrawing troops from Afghanistan "by the end of August". The announcement came after all American and NATO soldiers left the conflict-scarred nation's biggest air base.Read full story
Trump's 'Save America' rally kicks off in Sarasota, Florida
Trump's 'Save America' rally kicks off in Sarasota, Floridashuttershock. Former US President Donald Trump is holding his second "Save America" campaign-style rally in Sarasota, Florida, on Saturday.Read full story
North Miami Beach condemns ‘unsafe’ condo, evacuates about 300 residents
NORTH MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – North Miami Beach building and zoning department officials condemned Crestview Towers Condominium and ordered about 300 residents to evacuate Friday. Some families learned about it just hours before the midnight deadline. There were people just coming home from work.Read full story
President Biden speaks with young girl whose father and uncle remain missing from Surfside building collapse
SURFSIDE, Fla. – An incredible photograph emerged Friday showing President Joe Biden speaking to a young girl whose family is missing following the Surfside building collapse.Read full story
Elsa is becoming disorganized, but can it stay that way?
Elsa is becoming disorganized, but can it stay that way?shuttershock. Hurricane Elsa continues to fly through the Caribbean on its way to the waters south of Haiti and eastern Cuba. This morning, it’s speeding along at 31 mph, one of the faster movers in the tropics in memory.Read full story