Biden Defends Decision to End US Involvement in Afghanistan
Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford unpacks the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan: why it's the right time, what the US accomplished during its longest war, and why an uncertain future is better than a bloody status quo.
"The inevitability of the outcome does not make it any less tragic, but the tragedy does not make the decision to withdraw wrong," Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford explains.
Just a few weeks after announcing the exit, the United States is already making progress withdrawing troops and resources from the site of America's longest war.
Twenty years after the war began, the United States' forces will officially leave Afghanistan on September 11, 2021. What's the argument to leave and why has it taken so long?