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Biden Defends Decision to End US Involvement in Afghanistan

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Elizabeth Shackelford joins WGN 9 to explain why it's the right time for the United States to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.
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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. 

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Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
Council staff Elizabeth Shackelford
Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career US diplomat who served at the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, joined the Council in 2021. Her work focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of military force to the defense of core US national security interests and favors robust diplomatic engagement.
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