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U.S. Exit From Kabul Prompts Lawmakers’ Alarm Over Taliban

  • Departure from Afghanistan’s capital ends longest U.S. war
  • ‘Devastating’ to see U.S.-backed army crumble, Murphy says
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Taliban Retake Afghan Capital After U.S. Leaves
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The Biden administration raced to evacuate remaining personnel in Afghanistan as the Taliban entered Kabul, marking a symbolic end to America’s longest-running war and raising alarm in Congress that the country would reemerge as a threat to U.S. national security.

In briefings with members of the U.S. House and Senate on Sunday, President Joe Biden’s top diplomatic and military officials faced criticism and questions about the effects of his decision to continue withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, a process set in motion by former President Donald Trump.