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AFGHANISTAN WAR: Was the United States Right to Have Withdrawn from Afghanistan?
Was withdrawing from Afghanistan the right thing for the U.S. to do? Be sure to check out Issues & Controversies’ complete and unbiased coverage of this divisive issue. Here is a sample of the pro/con arguments on both sides of the issue.
|SUPPORTERS ARGUE||OPPONENTS ARGUE|
|There was no military solution to the Afghanistan War, which had long devolved into a bloody and expensive stalemate. A diplomatic agreement with the Taliban can still restore peace and deny terrorists sanctuary. It was past time to end the longest war in U.S. history.||Withdrawal from Afghanistan will turn the country into a haven for extremists. The Taliban are untrustworthy, and returning them to power will leave the Afghan people vulnerable to violent oppression. The United States had a moral responsibility to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan.|
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