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Opinion: Biden made the right call on Afghanistan

President Biden has weighed the risks and considered the political and personal implications. He has listened carefully to the advice of the military and diplomats, and he has coordinated with our allies, who have nobly supported the fight over the last two decades with their own blood and treasure. Now, the President has made the tough decision to order the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan by September -- 20 years after the war there began.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump was right about this

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, saying it was one thing former President Trump was right about.

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Biden is making a major mistake on Afghanistan

On Wednesday, President Joe Biden is expected to formally announce the planned withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2001, which will also mark the end of America's longest war -- a war many no longer remember or understand why we entered.

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Pentagon could open itself to costly litigation if US pulls out Afghanistan this year

Despite the signing of the Doha agreement last February that called for a full drawdown of US troops and personnel from Afghanistan by May 1, the Department of Defense issued nearly a billion dollars in contracts to 17 different companies related to work in Afghanistan past the withdrawal date. There are currently some 18,000 contractors in the country, of which 6,350 are American citizens.

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Pentagon won't commit to Afghanistan troop withdrawal by May

The Pentagon said Thursday that the Biden administration would not commit to a full drawdown of troops from Afghanistan by May because the Taliban have not honored the commitments they made in their deal with the United States.

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Obama plans to end U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan by 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined a plan to withdraw all but 9,800 American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year and pull out the rest by the end of 2016, ending more than a decade of military engagement triggered by the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

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Obama reveals drawdown plan

The President announces plans to dramatically reduce the number of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016.

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NATO says would have to plan for Afghan pullout by spring

BERLIN (Reuters) - NATO would have to start planning for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by early next spring if President Hamid Karzai refuses to sign a security pact allowing foreign troops to stay on, the alliance's top military commander said on Tuesday.

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Analysis: Is Obama bluffing?

Is President Barack Obama seriously considering pulling all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by next year or is just a sign of his frustration with Afghan President Hamid Karzai?

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