15 august 2022

Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal one year later


OPINION:One year ago today, President Biden initiated one of the most calamitous actions by a U.S. administration in recent memory: his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. Its effect and the scope of the damage it wrought are in full sight one year later.To be clear, this author agrees — then and now — with the overall need for America to have left Afghanistan. At issue, as I have argued, is how Mr. Biden did this, not only by abandoning a negotiated plan by the previous [...]