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2 Sep, 2021 00:57

Nightmarish true cost of Afghanistan war (Full show)

Tyrel Ventura (in for Rick Sanchez) gives a staggering review of the US war in Afghanistan and its astronomical human toll. Then RT America’s John Huddy catches us up on press briefings at the Pentagon, State Department and White House as Washington grapples with the lessons of its war in Afghanistan, then RT’s Murad Gazdiev reports from Kabul amid abandoned NATO aircraft now in the hands of the Taliban. Then Netfa Freeman of the Black Alliance for Peace shares his insights on how to calculate the truly devastating impact of the war on the lives of Afghans.

President Biden received Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the White House on Wednesday to finalize a new $60 million military aid package. Biden cited “the current Russian threat” as behind the decision to further arm and fund Ukraine, which represents more of the decades-long encroachment of NATO into Russia’s near abroad. RT America’s Ben Swann reports. Then RT producer Nebojsa Malic shares his analysis.

Plus, RT America’s Mollye Barrows reports on the rising death toll amid the devastation wrought by hurricane Ida on the Gulf Coast, which includes a collapsed highway and power outages affecting a million people.