Managing a withdrawal, and its fallout, will be a bigger challenge than the invasion.
President Joe Biden has announced that the United States will withdraw its remaining troops from the “forever war” in Afghanistan, declaring that the September 11 attacks of 20 years ago cannot justify American forces continuing to die in the nation’s longest war. The previous date set in negotiations with the Taliban during former President Donald Trump’s administration was May 1.

As President Biden announced his decision, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin were meeting with their NATO counterparts in Brussels to coordinate…

Ali Cinar

Foreign Policy Expert on U.S.-Turkey Relations, ME, Security, NATO, Transatlantic / Journalist / 2019 Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipient

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