As the US prepares to exit Afghanistan, what will be the consequences?
As the conflict in Afghanistan enters its 12th year, the US is poised to withdraw 34,000 troops from the war-torn country by next year. The consequences of the withdrawal will be enormous. The Taliban remain a serious threat and, besides the danger that extremism would continue to grow, the U.S. would also lose a valuable foothold in a region that contains a neighboring nuclear state: Pakistan.
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