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Afghan troops struggle to replace Americans at key base – Times of India
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Afghan troops struggle to replace Americans at key base – Times of India

BAGRAM, Afghanistan: After American troops withdrew without notifying them, Afghan soldiers guarding the Bagram Air Base have been left with thousands of Taliban prisoners and a certainty that the enemy will attack. The sprawling military complex was at one point home to tens of thousands of US and allied soldiers, and one of the most important sites to prosecute the two-decade war in Afghanistan. But the last of the American soldiers quietly left the base last week, effectively completing their withdrawal from Afghanistan and leaving a massive security vacuum that the Afghan military will struggle to fill. The new commander of the Bagram base, General Mirassadullah Kohistani, on Monday spoke candidly about the challenges ahead, as reporters were given a tour of the largely deserted bas...
Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist – Times of India
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Putin tells Red Square parade that Nazi ideas persist – Times of India

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves Red Square after the Victory Day military parade in Moscow. (AFP image)MOSCOW: Russian President Vladimir Putin marked the anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe with a speech warning that Nazi beliefs remain strong. Speaking to the annual military parade on Moscow's Red Square, Putin on Sunday decried “attempts to rewrite history, to justify traitors and criminals, on whose hands lies the blood of hundreds of thousands of peaceful people”. “Unfortunately, many of the ideologies of the Nazis, those who were obsessed with the delusional theory of their exclusiveness, are again trying to be put into service,” he said, without citing specifics. The parade, whose format varies little from year to year, included more than 190 military vehicle...