The United States is leaving Afghanistan, but is the move 20 years too late?

After 20 years, the United States has decided to end its occupation of Afghanistan; the Biden administration made the decision to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11 – the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

 

By Dalila Da Silva Lopes

 

A war that should never have happened, is finally coming to an end. In the days immediately following the 2001 9/11 attack, the Bush administration leveraged the shock, anger, and uncertainty in American to push for an immediate military response. Seven days after the World Trade Center towers fell, the United States Congress voted to authorize President Bush to use military force in retaliation for the attack. In the Senate, the vote was 98 to 0; in the House, it was 420 to 1. Both Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly supported the war. 

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