Blinken: It’s ‘a Fiction’ That We Could Have Kept the Troop Status Quo in Afghanistan Beyond May 1

patrick.goodenough | August 16, 2021
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Asked Sunday why the administration had not waited another six months before withdrawing the troops – until winter, when the Taliban customarily retreats – Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the idea that U.S. forces could have maintained the status quo beyond May 1 was “a fiction.”

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