Biden stands by decision to exit Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover

By Tony Bertuca / August 16, 2021 at 6:05 PM
President Biden today defended his decision to withdraw the U.S. military from Afghanistan, despite the Taliban's swift takeover of most of the country, including the capital of Kabul, and the stunning images of an unfolding humanitarian crisis. "Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country," he said during a speech. "The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforced that ending U.S. military involvement Afghanistan now was the right decision."...

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