Ending America's Longest War

President Biden has announced the withdrawal of the 2,500-plus U.S. troops remaining in Afghanistan by Sept. 11 of this year. The 20th anniversary of Al Qaeda's attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon may seem like a fitting bookend for two decades of military action. But will the departure of U.S. forces allow extremist groups to flourish and possibly attack the West again? Here's a look at the history and what may happen next.

Ending America's Longest War


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