The US botched its Afghanistan withdrawal but can take 3 pragmatic steps forward
[Editor’s note: This piece by TLP’s Brian Katulis was first published in The Hill. Here is an excerpt from the piece and we encourage you to read the whole thing.]
The Biden administration has botched an orderly withdrawal, and it is now scrambling to ensure the safety of diplomats and other Americans in the country. It must not forget the tens of thousands of Afghans who risked their lives working for freedom never fully realized in Afghanistan’s imperfect system. When the United States withdrew from Iraq in 2011, it fell short in protecting some of the Iraqis that had worked with it during the early years of that war.
It is maddening to see that it has come to this lowest common denominator...
Read the entire piece at The Hill.