Blinken Visits Afghanistan as U.S. Plans How to Fight Insurgents From Afar

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Blinken Makes Unannounced Visit to Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan a day after President Biden announced his decision to withdraw from the country by Sept. 11. Mr. Blinken visited the U.S. Embassy and delivered remarks reassuring that the U.S. would continue to support the country.

As President Biden announced yesterday, we’re withdrawing our troops by the 20th anniversary of 9/11. We’ve achieved the objective we set out nearly 20 years ago. We never intended to have a permanent military presence here. The