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Despite Risks, Biden Sticks to Military Exit from Afghanistan

U.S. military involvement is quickly coming to an end—too quickly for some—but the war in Afghanistan will go on.

The U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan is progressing ahead of schedule and should conclude by the end of August.

  • Jim Cook
  • The National Interest

On July 12, General Austin Scott Miller stepped down as the commander of United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) and Operation Resolute Support, marking a symbolic end to the military mission in Afghanistan.

While President Joe Biden argues that “speed is safety” within the context of the troop drawdown, others are concerned that the rapid pace will result in unintended consequences and…

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