How Biden got it so wrong: What explains the president’s epic Afghanistan miscalculation

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Author(s) S. E. Cupp
Source New York Daily News
Date September 1, 2021
URL https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-how-biden-got-it-so-wrong-20210901-2ptzycl5efc6vfmbz773loejie-story.html
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Quotes-start.png There was no good reason — absolutely none — to end our military engagement in the haphazard, irresponsible manner that Biden chose to. There were countless other options at his disposal besides rushing an operation he promised would be “safe and orderly,” then proved anything but. All that has happened — the immediate collapse of the Afghan government, the emboldening of ISIS-K, a mad crush of Afghans and Americans desperate to leave the Taliban-controlled failed state, and even the needless deaths of U.S. service members to terrorist attacks — was predictable. Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position Withdrawal was poorly executed on the topic Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021).