Disaster in Afghanistan will follow US home

Taleban fighters stand on a vehicle along the roadside in Kandahar on Aug 13, 2021. PHOTO: AFP

(NYTIMES) - What on earth was Mr Joe Biden thinking - if, that is, he was thinking?

On July 8, the President defended his decision to withdraw all remaining United States forces from Afghanistan. After assuring Americans that "the drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way" and that "US support for the people of Afghanistan will endure", he took some questions.

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