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Biden defends decision to end Afghanistan war, withdraw troops

WASHINGTON, DC — President Joe Biden says the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan will conclude on Aug. 31. He says “speed is safety” as the United States seeks to end the nearly 20-year war.

Biden spoke Thursday to update his administration's ongoing efforts to wind down the U.S. war in Afghanistan. He said: “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation build" and “Afghan leaders have to come together and drive toward a future.”

Biden also amplified the justification of his decision to end U.S. military operations even as the Taliban make rapid advances in significant swaths of the country.

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  1. As Ahnold would say: “BIG MISTAKE!” It’s already proving to be disastrous. And, if Biden is making good on Trump’s policy, why didn’t he continue Trump’s southern border policy? Jo/Ho are hypocrites!

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