Pathetic retreat from Afghanistan shows shrinking Biden isn't up to the task of president

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Author(s) Scott Jennings
Source The Courier-Journal
Date September 2, 2021
URL https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2021/09/02/retreat-afghanistan-shows-joe-biden-isnt-up-task/5674015001/
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Quotes-start.png Since the first U.S. troops landed in Afghanistan, we’ve operated under a simple premise: We can fight radical Islamist terrorists over there, or we can fight them here. Two decades without a mass-casualty terrorist event on our soil proved the strategy was working. At the mission’s conclusion, we had just 2,500 troops in country and were spending about 1% of the Defense budget on operations. We hadn’t lost a soldier in over a year. The lid was on. Quotes-end.png


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


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