By Jenny Goldsberry
After three straight days of phone calls with her sources in Afghanistan, Sara Carter told Fox News host Sean Hannity Monday night that the Biden administration’s failed operation to extradite Afghan allies has put tens of thousands of lives in peril. Her appearance came after President Biden doubled down in his speech Monday saying his decision to withdraw all U.S. troops is a decision he would make again.
“Their lives are in peril right now,” Carter told Fox host Sean Hannity. “I can’t begin to express to the American people the terror that is reaping through Kabul right now.”
While some vital Afghan personnel were promised they would be evacuated if something like this happened, there aren’t enough flights to carry the people scrambling to the airport to escape. Previous reports showed video of people falling out of cargo planes just because they were trying to get out of the country. “This operation to evacuate Americans and our Afghan allies was an absolute failure,” Carter tweeted at the time. “Pentagon officials are tap dancing around questions and failing to accept responsibility.”
“Now, the Taliban according to my sources is walking door-to-door, pulling people out of homes,” Carter said. As a result, one of Carter’s sources told her out of fear of being killed, he is trying to find any means of escape.
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Report: North Korean ballistic missile fired by Russia into Ukraine contained components sourced from U.S.
A new report from Conflict Armament Research (CAR), a U.K.-based investigative organization, determined that a North Korean ballistic missile which was fired by Russia into Ukraine contained “numerous” electronic components sourced from the U.S. and Europe.
The Daily Caller News Foundation reported on the findings, noting approximately 75% of the 290 components analyzed in the missile originated from U.S.-based companies, and an additional 16% of components came from European firms, according to the CAR report.
The electronic components came from 26 countries in total and were largely utilized in the missile’s navigation system, according to the report. It isn’t clear how the components ended up in North Korea’s possession, as the country is strictly sanctioned by a bulk of the international community, but it’s possible other foreign companies, acting as middlemen, bought the components and then diverted them to the communist country.
However, the fact that North Korea was able to acquire so many American electronic component parts suggests “that the country has developed a robust acquisition network capable of circumventing, without detection, sanction regimes that have been in place for nearly two decades,” according to the report.
CAR documents “weapons at the point of use and track their sources back through the chains of supply.”North Korea gathered the components, assembled the missile and shipped it to Russia, all within a relatively short time period, according to the report. The missile was recovered by CAR on Jan. 2, and the investigators determined it could not have been manufactured before March 2023.
A @conflictarm field investigation team recently documented the electronic components of a North Korean ballistic missile recovered in Ukraine on 2 January 2024. CAR investigators documented over 290 components, mostly found in the missile’s navigation system.🧵 (1/6) pic.twitter.com/WxsedC18K6
— CAR (@conflictarm) February 20, 2024
The U.S. government and intelligence agencies are working to stop sensitive American intellectual property from ending up in the hands of several foreign adversaries. North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and Russian President Vladimir Putin have strengthened their relationship since Russia first invaded Ukraine in February 2022.
“Due in part to our export and sanction controls, Russia has become increasingly isolated on the world stage, and they’ve been forced to look to like-minded states for military equipment,” White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby said during a press briefing in January. “One of those states is North Korea.”
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