U.S. Troops Are Officially Out Of Afghanistan

The United States military is out of Afghanistan, officially bringing an end to a 20-year war.

The last C-17 plane departed from the country today.

Marine Corps General Kenneth McKenzie said, “Tonight’s withdrawal signifies both the end of the military component of the evacuation but also the end of the nearly 20-year mission that began in Afghanistan shortly after Sept. 11, 2001.”

McKenzie also added that he is 100-percent certain that every single U.S. service member is now out of Afghanistan -- and that there were no evacuees left at the airport.

“There’s going to be many, many books written about why 20 years of American train-and-equip missions did not manage to solve this problem, did not manage to create a capable and strong Afghan national security force capable of fending off the Taliban,” said Emily Harding, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Read more on The Hill.

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