Results for - US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan

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From USA Today: "The final phase of ending America's 'forever war' in Afghanistan after 20 years formally began Saturday, with the withdrawal of the last U.S. and NATO troops by the end of summer. President Joe Biden had set May 1 as the official start of the withdrawal of the remaining forces — about 2,500-3,500 U.S. troops and about 7,000 NATO soldiers."

1. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told CNN: "This is what we call a wicked problem. There are consequences both foreseen and unintended of staying and of leaving." If it were up to you, what would you do?

Formally withdraw all troops
51%
1,132 votes
Continue supporting security in Afghanistan and supporting the Afghan military with US personnel in the country
40%
873 votes
Other (please specify)
9%
195 votes

2. The Pentagon has emphasized that it will continue to support Afghan forces after withdrawing, but not with boots-on-the-ground involvement. Do you think the Taliban will take control of the Afghan government after the official withdrawal of US and NATO troops?

Yes
43%
940 votes
No
12%
263 votes
Undecided
45%
997 votes

3. All US troops will leave by September 11, 2021... Do you feel the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is an appropriate day to choose as the deadline for US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan?

Yes
49%
1,080 votes
No
51%
1,120 votes

4. I don't view this as the US ending a war. The US is just changing tactics and methods in this particular region a little bit. Regardless of how much technology advances, who we call our enemy, or who is president, the US uses a familiar playbook and tends to make some of the same mistakes over and over again. But, I don't view this as an indication of success, an achievement, or the end to a war. Do you view this withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan as the end to a war or a significant achievement for the US?

It is the end to a war
16%
359 votes
It is a significant achievement for the US
21%
469 votes
No opinion
60%
1,329 votes
Other (please specify)
5%
100 votes
05/11/2021 Politics 2298 71 By: UpstateSC

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