US withdrawal from Afghanistan: should security trump freedom?

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François Picard is joined by C. Christine Fair, of Georgetown University. As #Afghanistan moves forward into the future, which path will it take? The US army is said to have offered “freedom without security”, and the #Taliban “security without freedom”; what should we take from this notion?

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