Month: August 2021

CBS Eye on Veterans: Paul Rieckhoff – AFG Hell week

Paul joins CBS’s EyE on Veterans host Phil Briggs for a look at the efforts of #DigitalDunkirk and the massive efforts of our past guests have been undertaking. https://www.audacy.com/podcasts/eye-on-veterans-46660/paul-rieckhoff-afg-hell-week-689397653

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129. Kristen Rouse. CHAOS IN AFGHANISTAN. Inside the “Digital Dunkirk” Rushing to Save Afghan Allies. The Taliban Clamps Down. The Humanity of the Afghan People. Questioning The Humanity of America. What Happens after Biden’s August 31st Deadline?

We’ve all seen the disturbing images of thousands of people scrambling to get out of the Karzai Airport in Afghanistan. Who will live? Who will die? Who is making it onto American planes? And who is not? What the hell is really happening on the ground?  Independent Americans continues our unique focus on the collapse […]

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WTIC 1080 – Extra Time with Brian – Brian w Paul Rieckhoff 8/24/21

https://www.audacy.com/wtic/podcasts/extra-time-with-brian-58304/brian-w-paul-rieckhoff-82421-678787913 Paul joins WTIC’s Brian Shactman for a break down of the situation in Afghansitan.

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WAPO: Biden built a bond with vets. His chaotic Afghanistan exit left many feeling torn.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-veterans-war-afghanistan-taliban/2021/08/20/40211454-00f7-11ec-ba7e-2cf966e88e93_story.html Most of us, whether you’re Republican or Democrat, we thought Biden would be better than this, because Beau [Biden] served after 9/11 and [the president] spent time with Gold Star families, he spent time with veterans,” said Paul Rieckhoff…

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LA Times: What will the disastrous fall of Kabul mean for voters in 2022?

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2021-08-18/afghanistan-joe-biden-withdrawal-voters-2022 “Forgotistan” is what Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America ruefully called it.

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128. DISASTER IN AFGHANISTAN. Jane Horton. How Do Families of Fallen Troops Feel? The Gold Star Families Perspective From A Wife Who Lost Her Husband There. What Happens to Women Under Taliban Rule? Saving Our Translators. Biden’s Blundering Betrayal.

As Afghanistan continues to spiral into a humanitarian disaster, Americans have been riveted by the events unfolding, US troops are going back in, and the President has finally appeared in public to address the chaos. It’s all getting worse fast. There are many questions. And many voices. But there is one vital group that you […]

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WAPO: Afghanistan is proving treacherous terrain for Biden

Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, said that message ignores the role played by the United States in setting up the current faceoff. “That is geopolitical victim shaming,” Rieckhoff said. More here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/biden-afghan-pullout-taliban/2021/08/13/73837d0a-fb98-11eb-943a-c5cf30d50e6a_story.html

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127. Matt Zeller. The Collapse of Afghanistan. Biden Is Blowing It. #SaveOurAllies. The Guam Option. Why The Taliban Don’t Want Women to Read. Asian Jumping Dirt. How You Can Help.

As American troops pull out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is advancing. Quickly. Violence is widespread. And tens of thousands of men and women who helped US efforts there are facing imminent danger. The numbers are shocking. 20,000 of our allies and thousands more of their family members are facing slaughter. It’s a terrible and disgraceful […]

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126. Simone Biles Wins Beyond Tokyo. A Fourth Capitol Hill Police Officer Dies By Suicide. The Afghanistan Implosion Continues. Soledad O’Brien (REPLAY). Trump The Racist. Senator Rand Paul SUCKS. Fireball Whiskey and Riding Horses. Heroes Named Lewis.

It’s August and it’s hot. And getting hotter. Things are heating up everywhere. From the Delta virus spreading like a wildfire, to the real wildfires burning down the West, to all firefights across a crumbling Afghanistan, to the Olympics burning up our screens as World Records are torched daily. It’s as hot as it gets […]

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