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August 16, 2021: Remarks on Situation in Afghanistan

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Joe Biden

August 16, 2021

Source The White House

President Joe Biden defends his decision to pull out US troops from Afghanistan as the country fall to the Taliban. He argues that it is time for the US military to leave Afghanistan and to let the Afghan people run their country. He acknowledges how painful the situation is after twenty years of US involvement, but stands by his decision. 

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August 16, 2021: Remarks on Situation in Afghanistan

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