The U.S. Should Never Even Have Been in Afghanistan in August 2021

The U.S. Should Never Even Have Been in Afghanistan in August 2021
President Joe Biden visits Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., after announcing the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, April 14, 2021 (AP photo by Andrew Harnik).

Critics call the Afghanistan withdrawal one of the biggest failures of President Joe Biden’s administration. Afghanistan was indeed a failure of U.S. foreign policy. But the failure was not in how the U.S. left Afghanistan in August 2021. Rather it was in the fact that U.S. forces were still in Afghanistan in August 2021.

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