Blinken Faces Bipartisan Criticism Of Chaotic Afghanistan Withdrawal

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Republican and Democratic Senators have criticized Secretary of State Antony Blinken as he testified on Capitol Hill for the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. In Kabul, young women are already seeing their rights rolled back under Taliban rule.

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    Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country at the crossroads of Central and South Asia. Afghanistan is bordered by Pakistan to the east and south; Iran to the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan to the north; and China to the northeast.

    Occupying 652,000 square kilometers (252,000 sq mi), it is a mountainous country with plains in the north and southwest. Kabul is the capital and largest city. The population is around 32 million, composed mostly of ethnic Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, and Uzbeks.

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