The U.S. leaves Afghanistan, ending an ‘unwinnable’ war, Pa. lawmaker says

The U.S. completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday afternoon, ending a 20-year occupation

By: and - August 31, 2021 12:18 pm

WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 28: Demonstrators from the “Save Afghan Lives” protest chant as they march towards the U.S. Capitol shutting down Constitution Ave on August 28, 2021 in Washington, DC. The protest comes on the heels of a deadly bombing in Kabul this week as the U.S. and its allies rush to evacuate people from Afghanistan before the August 31st withdrawal deadline. (Photo by Liz Lynch/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers Washington D.C. for States Newsroom, which supports the Capital-Star.

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John L. Micek
John L. Micek

A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press.

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