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Biden Defends Decision to End US Involvement in Afghanistan

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Elizabeth Shackelford joins WGN 9 to explain why it's the right time for the United States to leave Afghanistan after 20 years of conflict.
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Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford unpacks the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan: why it's the right time, what the US accomplished during its longest war, and why an uncertain future is better than a bloody status quo. 

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Elizabeth Shackelford
Former Senior Fellow, US Foreign Policy
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Elizabeth Shackelford, a former career diplomat who served the US Mission to Somalia and the US Embassy in South Sudan, focuses on building awareness and understanding of a "restraint" approach to foreign policy, which seeks to limit the use of force to core US security interests and favors diplomatic engagement.
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