President Biden facing Fallout amid Afghanistan crisis

President Biden facing Fallout amid Afghanistan crisis

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Biden defends Afghanistan policy amid mounting criticism of withdrawal"I stand squarely behind my decision," the president said on Monday. "After 20 years, I've learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces." drawdown in Afghanistan, blaming the U.S.-backed Afghan government and military for allowing the Taliban to take over."Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country; the Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight," Biden said. "If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision."Speaking to the American public from the White House, Biden said he stood firmly by his decision and argued that he was faced with a choice to either follow through with the drawdown or escalate the conflict into its third decade and ultimately sacrifice more American lives."I stand squarely behind my decision," Biden said. "After 20 years, I've learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. That's why we're still there
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Biden defends Afghanistan policy amid mounting criticism of withdrawal"I stand squarely behind my decision," the president said on Monday. "After 20 years, I've learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces." drawdown in Afghanistan, blaming the U.S.-backed Afghan government and military for allowing the Taliban to take over."Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country; the Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight," Biden said. "If anything, the developments of the past week reinforce that ending U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision."Speaking to the American public from the White House, Biden said he stood firmly by his decision and argued that he was faced with a choice to either follow through with the drawdown or escalate the conflict into its third decade and ultimately sacrifice more American lives."I stand squarely behind my decision," Biden said. "After 20 years, I've learned the hard way that there was never a good time to withdraw U.S. forces. That's why we're still there
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