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Withdrawal of United States troops from Afghanistan

The United States Armed Forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021

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The United States Armed Forces are scheduled to be withdrawn from Afghanistan by August 31, 2021, concluding Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and NATO’s Resolute Support Mission. The US and allied forces invaded and occupied the country in 2001 following the 11 September attacks, with the resulting war becoming the US’s longest military engagement.

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Aug 30, 2021, Mon ...
Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America's longest war
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America’s longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a ...
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Aug 29, 2021, Sun ...
U.S., 97 countries reach deal with Taliban to evacuate allies past Aug. 31 - Axios
"We have the clear expectation of and commitment from the Taliban that they can travel to our respective countries."
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Aug 23, 2021, Mon ...
What Afghanistan Tells Us About How Joe Biden Sees The World : NPR
President Biden has decades of experience in foreign policy, but the chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan is his first major foreign policy crisis as president.
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Aug 22, 2021, Sun ...
US airlines activated by Defense Department to to assist with Afghanistan evacuation efforts - CNNPolitics
The Department of Defense is mobilizing commercial airline flights to help with the United States' evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, which has been chaotic as thousands are desperate to leave the country after the Taliban swiftly took cont...
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Aug 17, 2021, Tue ...
A Mission To Give Afghans Democracy Became A Bid To Repair America's Own : NPR
The United States inadvertently took on a mission to democratize Afghanistan and instead undermined democracy at home, as unpopular wars tend to do.
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