Secretary Blinken on Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

Secretary Blinken on withdrawing troops from Afghanistan: "The world has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, and, as you heard President Biden say, we have to adjust our strategy to meet the threats of 2021, not 2001, and take on the challenges that now demand our focus and resources."

Read and watch the Secretary’s full remarks here: https://go.usa.gov/xHZ8S.
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