Ernst: President Biden's Afghanistan withdrawal puts American lives at risk
July 8, 2021
When an American president makes a decision on military deployment, the action sends signals to friends and foes alike around the globe.
Take for example President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. Not only was this hasty and misguided, disregarding conditions on the ground, it was also a political message calculated for a front page or primetime talking point on the 20 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
We can’t ignore the reality on the ground in Afghanistan. Many of the threats that brought us there in the first place...