Ghani: Afghanistan having '1861 moment' amid U.S. troop withdrawal

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Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Friday said his country is experiencing an “1861 moment, like President Lincoln” after he met with President Joe Biden, while emphasizing that America’s decision to withdraw its troops was a sovereign one.

Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah, head of the country’s High Council for National Reconciliation, met with Biden in Washington, D.C., as the U.S. military largely withdraws from Afghanistan. Ghani said the leaders did not bring up the possibility of delaying the troop

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