France warns ‘Aukus’ alliance threatens Indo-Pacific partnershipsFrance ‘notes and regrets’ end of its submarine deal with Australia and will convene EU summit on European defence. Pentagon confirms top general reassured China during last days of Trump"The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs regularly communicates with Chiefs of Defense across the world." In reversal, Pentagon calls deadly Kabul strike a ‘tragic mistake’US retreats from defense of drone strike that killed multiple civilians in Afghanistan last month after review finds only civilians were killed, not IS fighters Blinken faces new round of hard Afghan questions in CongressWASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken faced a second day of tough congressional questions Tuesday about the Biden administration’s much-criticized withdrawal from Afghanistan. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bli Trump Put Milley in an Impossible PositionThe general stayed inside the lines—barely. The real problem is that he was in that situation at all. Biden expresses confidence in Milley amid questions about his calls to China.A new book alleges that General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, secretly called China over concerns that his boss at the time, President Donald J. Trump, might spark a war. Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America's longest warAfter two decades, the United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending America’s longest war and closing a sad chapter in military history Top US diplomat in Afghanistan tests positive for CovidRoss Wilson left Afghanistan on Monday on the last flight, along with Chris Donahue, the last US soldier Milley: Calls to China were `perfectly' within scope of jobATHENS, Greece (AP) — The top U.S. military officer said Friday that calls he made to his Chinese counterpart in the final stormy months of Donald Trump's presidency were “perfectly within the duties and responsibilities” of his job. Hundreds more Afghans and their families to be allowed to settle in UKHundreds more who worked for the British military and government will be allowed to settle in the UK.