Scenes from the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan(32 images)

After 20 years, the U.S. military has withdrawn forces from Afghanistan. The last two weeks of the mission in August 2021 were marked by chaos and violence as tens of thousands of Americans and Afghan allies were evacuated as the Taliban regained control of the country.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III (L) and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley deliver remarks about the end of the 20-year military mission in Afghanistan at the Pentagon, in Arlington, Va., on September 1. Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI | License Photo
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