Evan Hill

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The Defense Department has offered to compensate and help relocate the family of slain Afghan aid worker Zemari Ahmadi, who was killed in a mistaken U.S. drone strike on August 29, the military said in a statement on Friday evening:

Over the course of one hour on July 20, 7.95 inches of rain fell on Zhengzhou, more than twice the amount NYC saw on Sept. 1. 300 people died. Such storms suggest that existing meteorological models "may no longer be valid."

The offer, which came in a meeting on Thursday, came roughly a month after an investigation by the Times prompted the military to review the strike and later open an investigation, which is set to conclude in early November.

Looks like hes charging the mound

When exactly does the Biden administration expect the Taliban to not be in charge of Afghanistan

“We’re basically creating an MCU-style universe of characters on TikTok,” says Benjamin. “Some succeed, some fail — it’s the TV pilot season model where we only invest in those that get traction and audiences love.”

Just saw Dune for the second time. Less impressed now by Villeneuve's failure to include the critical line from the book: "Feces and urine are processed in the thigh pads."

lol leave it to national review to unintentionally hit the nail on the head

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Folding space to attend a third viewing of Dune tonight. Prophecy had warned of this...


The final act of the U.S. war in Afghanistan was a drone strike in Kabul that killed 10 people. Our latest investigation shows how a man the military saw as an "imminent threat" and "ISIS facilitator" was actually an aid worker returning to his family:

On May 16, Israeli airstrikes destroyed three buildings in Gaza City, killing 44 people — the worst incident of the air campaign. We found that Israel dropped 2,000-pound bombs without warning or knowing precisely what they were hitting. Our investigation:

The military said it believed Zemari Ahmadi’s white Toyota Corolla, which it tracked by drone for eight hours that day, was packed with explosives. Security camera video we obtained showed him loading it with water containers for his home. I'll detail our findings in this thread.

Four days before Ahmadi was killed, his employer had applied for his family to receive refugee resettlement in the U.S. At the time of the strike, they were still awaiting approval. Looking to the U.S. for protection, they became some of the last victims in America’s longest war.

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Ahmadi was a 14-year employee of Nutrition & Education International, a U.S. NGO that fights malnutrition. He helped start up soy factories, repair machinery, transport his colleagues and distribute food from his Corolla to displaced Afghans.