The Afghanistan disaster

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Author(s) The Post and Courier editorial board
Source The Post and Courier
Date August 17, 2021
URL https://www.postandcourier.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-the-afghanistan-disaster/article_5925412c-ff77-11eb-98b8-eb91708dcc47.html
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Quotes-start.png Put simply, when Mr. Biden began pulling out U.S. advisers to the Afghan army, he also removed U.S. military flight crews and aircraft that flew the missions that had kept the Taliban at bay. He pulled out the maintenance contractors who kept the tiny Afghan Air Force aloft. And he did so at the height of the summer fighting season in Afghanistan. An Afghan army trained to operate with American air support was suddenly without its major weapon. Quotes-end.png


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


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