“President Biden announced Wednesday his intention to complete the withdrawal of all American military forces from Afghanistan by September, 20 years after the terrorist attacks that led to American armed forces first going there. He based his decision on three considerations: that the United States has other priorities at home and abroad — above all, increasingly tense relations with China; that it makes little sense to maintain an indefinite troop commitment to one country when terrorism is a global phenomenon; and that there is no reason to believe that the conditions many have set for U.S. withdrawal, namely a peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban, will ever be met…”

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