Afghan army collapse 'took us all by surprise,' U.S. defense secretaryAsia Pacific · 3:12 PM UTC
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin told Congress on Tuesday that the Afghan army's sudden collapse caught the Pentagon off-guard as he acknowledged miscalculations in America's longest war including corruption and damaged morale in Afghan ranks.
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Biden's fellow Democrats scramble to prevent shutdown, default
President Joe Biden's fellow Democrats sought to head off both a government shutdown and a potentially economically crippling U.S. credit default on Tuesday while also trying to agree on a mammoth tax and spending package for his ambitious social policy agenda.
Spain pledges aid to La Palma as erratic eruption keeps island guessing
Spain classified La Palma as a disaster zone on Tuesday, a move that will trigger financial support for the island where a volcanic eruption has wrecked buildings and destroyed crops over the past nine days.