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Our View: Mr. President, leave no American behind in Afghanistan

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26.08.2021

There are moments in American history when the hopes of a nation turn on the next critical move a president makes.

Dwight Eisenhower's decision in 1957 to federalize the Arkansas National Guard so Black teenagers, the Little Rock Nine, could survive a trip to school was one such instance. John F. Kennedy's deft handling of the Cuban missile crisis in 1962, which prevented a nuclear war, was another. As was George W. Bush's success in rallying the nation from atop the rubble of 9/11.

It's now Joe Biden's turn.

The lives of an estimated 1,500 American citizens are at stake in Afghanistan, according to what Secretary of State Antony Blinken reported Wednesday.

Those Americans and their families, along with thousands of Afghan allies, remain stranded as a deadline of Tuesday for........

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