Is this what ending 'forever war' looks like? (Full show)
What did the US war in Afghanistan really accomplish? Why wasn't it stopped until now? Tyrel Ventura (in for Rick Sanchez) dives into the disturbing facts and statistics of the just-concluded US war with Afghanistan. Then RT America's John Huddy reports on President Biden's impassioned speech to mark the conclusion of Washington's withdrawal and what lessons the US may have learned after defeat in its longest war. And what is to happen to Afghanistan between the Taliban, al Qaida, ISIS-K? and other powers, including the continuing presence of US bases nearby? RT America's Faran Fronczak joins Tyrel Ventura with the report. Then Murad Gazdiev reports from the now-deserted Kabul airport before former Pentagon official Michael Maloof shares his insights.
Hurricane Ida swept through the Gulf coast over the weekend, leaving at least a million people are left without power, and it is being blamed for four deaths in the region. Nearly 5,000 National Guard personnel were activated to deal with the flooding. RT America's Mollye Barrows reports. Plus, despite the official war with Afghanistan, a new proposal has appeared in Congress for another $25 billion in national defense. Comedian and "Redacted Tonight" host Lee Camp weighs in. They also talk about problems in assigning blame for the war across four consecutive US administrations.