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Afghanistan collapse a failure of execution, not strategy

US troop withdrawal was the best of truly bad options

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Afghans try to flee the country on Aug. 16 as U.S soldiers stand guard at the international airport in Kabul: what should have been a tough but necessary decision by the Biden administration became a debacle.   © AP

Ian Bremmer is the president of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media and author of "Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism."

The botched withdrawal from Afghanistan is the first major foreign policy crisis of the Biden administration. The decision to withdraw is not to blame.

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