The Heat: U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Heat

As U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan, what is the future for the war-torn country?

After 20 years of war in Afghanistan, U.S. President Joe Biden says it’s finally time to bring American troops home.

The remainder of about 2,500 U.S. military personnel still in Afghanistan are expected to depart by September 11.

But, as violent attacks continue, there are fears about the future of the Afghan government and a possible return to power by the Taliban.

To discuss:

  • Omar Samad is fmr. Afghan ambassador to France and Canada
  • Shuja Nawaz is Distinguished Fellow, South Asia Center at the Atlantic Council
  • Michael O’Hanlon is Senior Fellow and Director of Research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution
  • Nadia Hashimi  is an Afghan American pediatrician, author and women’s rights activist

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