The 20-Year War: Reflecting On The Legacy Of The War In Afghanistan

Published: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 12:04pm
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The U.S. is on the verge of pulling all of its troops out of Afghanistan. A war that began 20 years ago in response to the 9/11 attacks has been on the agenda of four presidents — beginning with George W. Bush and now ending with Joe Biden.

Bush’s successors — including former Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump — have all grappled with what to do. Would devoting soldiers and funding to other parts of the world make more sense and make the U.S. safer? Or would pulling out make the nation look weak on the international stage?

To discuss the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and its legacy there, The Show spoke with Candace Rondeaux of ASU’s Center on the Future of War. She was also a strategic advisor to the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

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