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ANALYSIS | Western elites have learnt nothing from the Afghan imperialist disaster

The fierce criticism of the US retreat reveals the real threat to the West’s security – its macho delusions

30 August 2021 - 19:44 By Pankaj Mishra

The US decision to withdraw combat troops from Afghanistan, announced by Barack Obama in 2014, formalised by Donald Trump in 2019 and implemented by Joe Biden in 2021, has provoked a howl of anguish among political, security and media establishments on both sides of the Atlantic...

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