Mike Jason

retired U.S. Army officer

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President Biden today justified the plan to pull U.S troops out of Afghanistan , even as the Taliban overruns the country.

Taliban conquered Afghanistan in days. Were the trillions of dollars spent and lives lost for nothing?

President Biden today justified the plan to pull U.S troops out of Afghanistan , even as the Taliban overruns the country.

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