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The United States is adhering to its agreement to a full withdrawal from Afghanistan by August 31. The government of Afghanistan, led by President Ghani, has collapsed.

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Contract Terminations and Cost Settlements for Federal Contractors in Afghanistan

Nichols Liu - When the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) collapsed on August 15, it left more than $3 billion in...

The Lawfare Podcast: What’s Going on in Afghanistan?

Bryce Klehm sat down with Vanda Felbab-Brown, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Lawfare senior editor Scott R. Anderson, to discuss the...

Afghan Refugee Centers – A Note for Families and Friends of Refugees

Nichols Liu - Since the fall of Kabul in August of 2021, the U.S. has housed tens of thousands of Afghan refugees on seven...

FCPA Prosecutor Foreshadows Increased Use of New Foreign Bank Subpoena Tool

Nine months ago, Congress gave the Departments of Justice and Treasury substantial new power to subpoena foreign-located bank records in any investigation under federal...

For Companies Doing Business in Afghanistan, Some Legal Thoughts

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings - The unprecedented speed of the collapse of the former Afghan central government is a humanitarian tragedy. The magnitude of...

US Troops May Have Left Afghanistan, But Federal Contracting Goes On

Federal contracting continues in Afghanistan as the Pentagon takes steps to ensure security of those performing it. Contracting officers across the armed services and...

UK Defense Official Exposes Email Addresses of Afghan Interpreters

An official of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defence exposed the email addresses of 250 Afghan interpreters who had worked for them and now...

Perilous Situation for Afghan Allies Left behind Shows a Refugee System That’s not up...

The dangerous situation faced by Afghans who want to flee, but can’t, shows how unwilling or unprepared the U.S. and other countries are to...

An ‘Urgent Request’ for Feds to Help with the Afghan Resettlement Process

A federal employees group sent out an “urgent request” looking for colleagues who could help with the resettlement process for Afghan evacuees by acting...

Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Afghanistan and Beyond After 9/11

A new study from the Center for International Policy and Brown University looks at waste, fraud, and abuse post-9/11, and how the defense industry...

Congress’ Afghanistan Oversight Marred By Politics

Lawmakers overwhelmingly postured instead of asking America’s top diplomat real questions.

State Dept. Working ‘at the Highest Levels’ to Clear Mazar-i-Sharif Charter Aircraft

State Department officials acknowledged that they have been unable so far to get six chartered aircraft carrying about 1,000 evacuees out of Mazar-i-Sharif, but it...

Taliban to Allow 200 Americans, Other Foreigners to Fly Out of Kabul

Afghanistan’s Taliban authorities allowed 113 Americans, U.S. permanent residents and holders of other Western passports to leave the country on a flight to Qatar...

Cyber Threat Posed by Taliban

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned this week that al-Qaeda may attempt to regenerate in Afghanistan following the U.S. withdrawal from the country and...

U.S. Global Media Agency Vows to Help Locally Employed Staff Left in Afghanistan

Republican lawmaker says it is “disgraceful” that about 140 locally-employed media agency staff, plus their families, are still in the country after U.S. troops...

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