What's happening in Afghanistan? The Afghan military lost their country, not Joe Biden

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Author(s) Siddique Malik
Source The Courier-Journal
Date August 19, 2021
URL https://www.courier-journal.com/story/opinion/2021/08/19/afghanistan-military-should-be-blamed-for-losing-country-to-taliban/8156057002/
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Quotes-start.png If in 20 years, the Afghan military did not learn how to fight, it was not going to learn it in another 20 years. You can train a military, but, as the president said on Monday, you cannot give it the will to fight. Afghan generals and soldiers will be answerable to history. Shame on them: They lost their country to a gang of thugs. 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).