The Tragedy of Afghanistan

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Author(s) The New York Times editorial board
Source The New York Times
Date August 15, 2021
URL https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/15/opinion/afghanistan-taliban.html
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Quotes-start.png It has long been clear that an American withdrawal, however or whenever conducted, would leave the Taliban poised to seize control of Afghanistan once again. The war needed to end. But the Biden administration could and should have taken more care to protect those who risked everything in pursuit of a different future, however illusory those dreams proved to be. Quotes-end.png


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