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Collapse and Conquest: The Taliban Strategy That Seized Afghanistan
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First Resistance to Taliban Rule Tests Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

First Resistance to Taliban Rule Tests Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

By Richard Pérez-Peña

While the militants appear firmly in control, some prominent figures vowed to continue resistance as protests erupted in two cities and millions of Afghans parsed clues about the Taliban's intentions.

Collapse and Conquest: The Taliban Strategy That Seized Afghanistan

Collapse and Conquest: The Taliban Strategy That Seized Afghanistan

By David Zucchino

Starting in the spring, the Taliban negotiated wholesale surrenders and seized roadways and weapons, handing them vital propaganda victories and freedom to move quickly to the next opportunity.

Biden Ramps Up Virus Strategy for Nursing Homes and Schools, and Urges Booster Shots

Biden Ramps Up Virus Strategy for Nursing Homes and Schools, and Urges Booster Shots

By Sharon LaFraniere, Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Erica L. Green

The new strategies — including encouraging booster shots for most vaccinated Americans — reflect concerns that the Delta variant is erasing progress against the pandemic.

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Gunfire in the Streets: Protests Met by Force in Afghanistan

Video Video: Gunfire in the Streets: Protests Met by Force in Afghanistan

By The Associated Press

The Taliban faced off against protestors in the northeastern city of Jalalabad. Taliban soldiers fired shots into the crowd and beat protesters and journalists.

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