Boris Johnson: West can be ‘proud’ of Afghanistan legacy

Western forces who have now pulled out of Afghanistan can be “proud” of the legacy they left behind despite the Taliban’s swift victory, Boris Johnson has claimed.

The U.K. prime minister and other world leaders have come under fire for their management of the West’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, which came amid a rapid Taliban recapturing of the country and saw many of those who had worked with allied forces left behind.

Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, Johnson mounted a defense of the U.K.’s 20 years of military action in Afghanistan, as he pledged additional help for Britain’s armed forces veterans.

“If anyone is tempted to

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