The US marks 2 years since Afghanistan withdrawal

The World

The US finished pulling out its forces from Afghanistan two years ago, not long after the Taliban retook the capital. The withdrawal was violent and chaotic. The World's Marco Werman spoke with Chris Kolenda, a retired US colonel and Afghanistan veteran, to reflect on the withdrawal and the lessons learned from it.

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