Blinken on U.S. troop withdrawal: ‘The Afghanistan of 2021 is not the Afghanistan of 2001’

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    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a surprise visit to Afghanistan on April 15 that there’s “no military solution” to the conflict that remains there. Blinken made the trip to Afghanistan after President Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from the country and end America’s longest war on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Read more: https://wapo.st/3sjnjpO. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK

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