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Afghanistan turmoil

As US retreats from policeman role, rest of world pressed to fill void

Afghan withdrawal points to Japan and allies assuming greater defense burden

President Joe Biden walks off after speaking about the bombings at the Kabul airport that killed at least 13 U.S. service members, from the East Room of the White House on August 26.    © AP

TOKYO -- The blasts near Kabul's airport Thursday that killed 13 U.S. service members mark a tragic end to two decades of American presence in Afghanistan.

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