Joe Biden: withdrawal from Afghanistan would always be ‘hard and painful’

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The evacuation of thousands of Americans and their Afghan allies from Kabul would have been “hard and painful no matter when it started or when we began”, Joe Biden insisted on Sunday, amid fierce criticism of his administration’s handling of the US withdrawal.

Answering questions, he said it was possible that his deadline for the completion of the evacuation, 31 August, would be extended.

Biden: Afghanistan evacuations would always have been ‘hard and painful’

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