President Biden addresses the nation after Afghanistan falls to Taliban — 8/16/21

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President Biden addresses the nation after Afghanistan falls to Taliban — 8/16/21

President Joe Biden addresses the nation after Taliban fighters take over Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, and refugees attempt to flee the war-torn country.

Since President Joe Biden’s April decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan before Sept. 11, the Taliban have made stunning battlefield advances with now the entirety of the nation of 38 million people under their control.

The rapid disintegration of Afghan security forces and the country’s government have shocked the world and led many to question how a collapse could happen so quickly after two decades of American nation-building and training efforts.

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President Biden addresses the nation after Afghanistan falls to Taliban — 8/16/21