Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan (2020–2021)

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This is a topic, with start date February 29, 2020 and end date August 30, 2021.

Its theme(s) are Middle East, Terrorism, War.

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Withdrawal was poorly executed

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Withdrawal was justified

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All items that address this topic (28 total)

Title Author Source Date
Biden citing the wrong reasons for Afghanistan withdrawal Jonah Goldberg The Baltimore Sun April 19, 2021
As U.S. leaves Afghanistan, Taliban on the rise Boston Herald editorial board Boston Herald July 7, 2021
This Afghan rout is entirely on Joe Biden New York Post editorial board New York Post August 12, 2021
Biden’s Afghanistan Surrender The Wall Street Journal editorial board The Wall Street Journal August 15, 2021
Biden owns the moment. He'll also own the consequences. Bret Stephens The New York Times August 15, 2021
The Tragedy of Afghanistan The New York Times editorial board The New York Times August 15, 2021
Taliban victory? Despite collapse in Kabul, withdrawal was the right course in Afghanistan Daniel DePetris USA Today August 15, 2021
America’s ugly exit from Afghanistan became inevitable years ago Chicago Sun-Times editorial board Chicago Sun-Times August 16, 2021
Biden’s Chamberlain Moment in Afghanistan Walter Russell Mead The Wall Street Journal August 16, 2021
Biden's Afghanistan horror: A well-intentioned miscalculation with disastrous, predictable results USA Today editorial board USA Today August 16, 2021
The Afghanistan disaster The Post and Courier editorial board The Post and Courier August 17, 2021
Biden's Disastrous Afghanistan Withdrawal Nigel Farage Newsweek August 17, 2021
The Afghan people didn’t choose the Taliban. They fought and died alongside us. Condoleezza Rice The Washington Post August 17, 2021
US waited too long to withdraw from Afghanistan Paul Scharre USA Today August 17, 2021
U.S. departure from Afghanistan was a fiasco — and President Biden owns it Rebeccah L. Heinrichs The Miami Herald August 19, 2021
What's happening in Afghanistan? The Afghan military lost their country, not Joe Biden Siddique Malik The Courier-Journal August 19, 2021
A disgraceful exit from Afghanistan Tulsa World editorial board Tulsa World August 20, 2021
America lost more than a war in Afghanistan. We lost our conscience. Houston Chronicle editorial board Houston Chronicle August 20, 2021
George W. Bush made the bigger mistake in Afghanistan Robert Robb The Arizona Republic August 22, 2021
The latest tragedy in Kabul Sewell Chan Los Angeles Times August 26, 2021
Biden's Afghanistan policy shows the world a wobbly, impulsive U.S. George F. Will The Washington Post August 27, 2021
Why Biden's views on the Afghan terror attack make no sense Peter Bergen CNN August 28, 2021
There's chaos and risk in Afghanistan exit, but Biden critics are getting it mostly wrong David Rothkopf USA Today August 29, 2021
America is leaving thousands of people behind in Afghanistan. This is a moral disaster. The Washington Post editorial board The Washington Post August 30, 2021
‘America is back?’ Not quite — especially after Biden’s disaster in Afghanistan Doyle McManus The Miami Herald August 30, 2021
How Biden got it so wrong: What explains the president’s epic Afghanistan miscalculation S. E. Cupp New York Daily News September 1, 2021
Pathetic retreat from Afghanistan shows shrinking Biden isn't up to the task of president Scott Jennings The Courier-Journal September 2, 2021
We have armed the Taliban to cause destruction in Afghanistan and elsewhere for generations Douglas Murray New York Post September 2, 2021