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Monday, May 10, 2021

France pulling out of Afghanistan

French Defense Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has announced that France would withdraw hundreds of its special forces from Afghanistan within the next few weeks.

"We’ll pull our special forces out of Afghanistan in the coming weeks," Alliot-Marie told reporters during her visit to the Afghan capital Kabul.

She was referring to some 200 French special forces stationed in eastern Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, aimed at hunting down Taliban fighters in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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Violence escalates in Iraq while Bush ponders

Violence continues to escalate in Iraq while President George W. Bush continues to delay any decision on changes to his failed policies. Three dozen American soldiers and hundreds of Iraqis have died in the last three weeks.

Gunmen dressed as Iraqi military kidnapped dozens of employees of the Red Crescent international relief company Sunday.  In the meantime, Bush says he "will not be rushed" into announcing any changes in his Iraq war policy.

The Associated Press reports:

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Constitutional battle looms over Bush’s spying

Federal agents continue to eavesdrop on Americans’ electronic communications without warrants a year after President Bush confirmed the practice, and experts say a new Congress’ efforts to limit the program could trigger a constitutional showdown.

High-ranking Democrats set to take control of both chambers are mulling ways to curb the program Bush secretly authorized a month after the Sept. 11 attacks. The White House argues the Constitution gives the president wartime powers to eavesdrop that he wouldn’t have during times of peace.

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