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Secretary Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan After 20 Years

In prepared testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends President Biden's decision to… read more

In prepared testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State Antony Blinken defends President Biden's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, saying the mission to get Osama bin Laden and degrade al-Qaeda had been achieved years ago. He says the president faced a choice to end the war or to escalate it after the Trump administration agreed to a May 1, 2021 withdrawal deadline. And he says staying longer would not have made the Afghan security forces or government "anymore resilient or self-sustaining." close

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Secretary Blinken Defends U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan After 20 Years

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