Lawmakers find it hard to “just say no” to combat veterans seeking support for drug decriminalization efforts gaining traction around the country. From: New York Times
A protest movement by those who joined the armed struggle against apartheid has grown confrontational. More than 50 of them have been charged with kidnapping the country’s defense minister. From: New York Times
An informal network that includes former government and military officials is working around the clock to fulfill a pledge to save Afghans who put their lives on the line for America. From: New York Times
The French president is heckled as he promises reparations for Algerians who fought for France. from: BBC News
Masha Crawford, a nurse, tends to a patient on dialysis at Providence St. John’s Health Center in Los Angeles. People hospitalized with Covid-19 are at greater risk of kidney damage, a new study finds. From: New York Times
Charity Combat Stress says calls to its helpline have doubled since the Taliban took control of Kabul.
The two veterans have opposing views on whether the conflict has had a positive effect. from: BBC News
Gurkha veterans say they will starve themselves to death if they do not get pensions equal to British soldiers.
Despite promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Canada has yet to produce a plan to bring Afghan interpreters and other workers to the country. From: New York Times