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Lets end the US war in Afghanistan: Senator Elizabeth Warren

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A US Senator and a potential candidate for US Presidential election in 2020, has said she supports withdrawing American troops from military engagements in Syria and Afghanistan.

“I think it is right to get our troops out of Syria and let me add, I think it is right to get our troops out of Afghanistan,” said Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Mas¬sachusetts Democrat who declared last week that she plans to run against Pres¬ident Trump in 2020.

Mr. Khan is known for his critique of US occupation of Afghanistan and has labeled it as a source of terrorism and unrest in the region and beyond.

President Trump and senior officials of his administration announced recently that they planned to withdraw all US troops from Syria and half of the 14,000 troops stationed in Afghanistan. Although known for her strong criticism of President Trump and his views, Ms. Warren refused to condemn his decision to withdraw troops from war zones.

“I think that everybody who keeps saying, ‘No, no, no, we can’t do that (withdraw troops),’ in the defence establishment needs to explain what they think winning in those wars [looks] like and where the metrics are,” she said.

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Afghan war is one of the longest in US history and has cost it billions of dollars in addition to thousands of deaths and injuries to its troops. President Trump’s announcement of the withdrawal of US troops from Syria and Afghanistan resulted in a backlash which led to many resignations and massive criticism.

Although known for her strong criticism of President Trump and his views, Ms. Warren refused to condemn his decision to withdraw troops from warzones.

President Trump has however stuck to his decision and has labelled it a rational choice. US President also shocked everyone recently with his announcement of holding talks with Pakistan’s newly elected Prime Minster Imran Khan.

Read more: Afghanistan: Withdrawal controversy 

Mr. Khan is known for his critique of US occupation of Afghanistan and has labelled it as a source of terrorism and unrest in the region and beyond. Soon after taking office, Mr. Khan expressed his desire to facilitate a negotiated end to US war in Afghanistan.

After years of fighting, both the US and Afghan governments have realized that only dialogue can end the bloodshed in the war-torn country. The statement by US Senator Elizabeth Warren points towards a consensus in USA to end foreign interventions and look towards resolving domestic issues such as immigration and uplifting deteriorating economy.

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