Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice Worried About Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Afghanistan

Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice Worried About Withdrawing U.S. Troops from Afghanistan


Former Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice have reportedly expressed concerns about President Joe Biden’s planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.

Clinton, who served as Secretary of State under President Barack Obama and Rice, who held the office under President George W. Bush, weighed in on the scheduled withdrawal during a Zoom call with House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.

Axios reports:

[A] member of the committee confirmed both Clinton and Rice raised concerns about the potential fallout from a quick removal of all U.S. troops. Both also expressed concerns about protecting U.S. diplomats on the ground following the withdrawal and what the move will mean for the global war on terrorism. […] Both Rice and Clinton supported military intervention in the Middle East following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

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 “We had Secretaries Clinton and Condi Rice Zoom today with the committee,” an unnamed source told Axios.

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