On April 21, Emma Ashford published an op-ed in Inkstick, which highlighted the importance of the Biden administration choosing Sept. 11. 2021 as the withdrawal date from Afghanistan. She argues that the choice of Sept. 11 makes it far more certain that this time, the withdrawal is for real.

“The American war in Afghanistan is ending, and not with a bang, but with a whimper. After twenty years of expansive, transformational goals — and major US deployments in Afghanistan — President Joe Biden announced this week that all troops will be withdrawn by September 11, 2021.”

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