May 4, 2021

Here’s What Biden Must Do Before We Leave Afghanistan

By Michael McCaul Ryan C. Crocker

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We cannot allow history to repeat itself.

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- Last month, President Biden announced a complete withdrawal of all United States troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the day terrorists killed almost 3,000 Americans.
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  Many in the defense and intelligence communities oppose the move. A complete withdrawal based on an arbitrary deadline, rather than conditions on the ground, threatens our long-term national security. After all, it was the decision to rapidly pull out of Iraq, creating a power vacuum that allowed the Islamic State to grow, that ultimately forced our return to Iraq, prolonging the war.
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  We cannot allow history to repeat itself.

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  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan War (2001- )
  • Biden, Joseph R Jr
  • Iraq
  • Taliban
  • United States
  • United States Politics and Government
  • Women's Rights