Illinoisans Respond To US Departure From Afghanistan
As of mid-August, American troops have left Afghanistan after two decades and the longest war in U.S. history. The Taliban has taken control of the government there once again. Thousands of Afghans who helped American troops have swarmed the airport, desperate to leave the country to avoid being killed. To hear an analysis of what's to come next, we spoke to an expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Marvin G. Weinbaum
Director, Afghanistan and Pakistan Studies, Middle East Institute and Professor Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The 20-year-old Afghan republic comes to a crashing end.https://t.co/0GGQv0wFom— Marvin G. Weinbaum (@mgweinbaum) August 16, 2021
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