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Taliban celebrate victory as U.S. troops leave Afghanistan

Taliban fighters watched the last U.S. planes disappear into the sky over Afghanistan around midnight Monday and then fired their guns into the air, celebrating victory after a 20-year insurgency that drove the world’s most powerful military out of one of the poorest countries. The departure of the U.S. cargo planes marked the end of

Opinion

Opinion: The Afghan Government Will Fall. Good Riddance.

When U.S. troops complete their exit from Afghanistan, they will leave behind one of the world’s most corrupt and ineffective governments and a population still mired in poverty, illiteracy, and disease. Should this matter to Americans? After all, the aim of the 2001 invasion was to bring retribution to al-Qaeda, not to lift Afghanistan out

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