Deep Dive (Sept. 1): Pentagon Responds to Claims Service Dogs Left in Kabul

By Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier
Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD's "China in Focus" and "Deep Dive."
September 1, 2021 Updated: September 1, 2021

Videos coming out of Afghanistan are showing the Taliban parading in military vehicles left behind by Afghan forces. The equipment originally came from the United States and NATO. And what about those reports about service dogs being left behind? Pentagon press secretary John Kirby tweeted out, “To correct erroneous reports, the U.S. military did not leave any dogs in cages at Hamid Karzai International Airport, including the reported military working dogs. Photos circulating online were animals under the care of the Kabul Small Animal Rescue, not dogs under our care.” That’s after #nopawsleftbehind trended on Twitter and images showing what look like service dogs left in cages in Kabul airport made the rounds.

Over 1 million are without power after Hurricane Ida rolled through Louisiana. Despite being downgraded to a tropical depression, Ida is still leaving a wake of destruction behind, hampering rescue efforts. Over a million residents in Louisiana are bracing for excessive heat with no air conditioning. Officials issued a heat advisory for the New Orleans region, and it could feel like over 100 degrees in the coming days. In some of the hardest-hit areas like Jefferson Parish, residents also face a water problem.

In Texas, one of the strictest abortion bans in the country is now taking effect after the Supreme Court declined to block it. Also in the Lone Star state, an election reform bill is headed to Governor Greg Abbott’s desk despite 52 Democrat lawmakers fleeing the state in July in attempts to stop it. Republican Texas Senator Bryan Hughes authored the bill. He says voter fraud is real in Texas and the vote needs to be protected. Democrat Texas Congressman Trey Martinez says he thinks the bill is trying to stop certain people from voting. He says they will fight it in court.

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Tiffany Meier is a New York-based reporter and host of NTD's "China in Focus" and "Deep Dive."