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Americans Agree: After Afghanistan Withdrawal, The U.S. Is Now Less Safe From Al-Qaeda

David Wilezol, the former Chief Speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of State from 2017 to 2021, discusses the threat al-Qaeda poses to the U.S. after the Afghan withdrawal.

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Now that the United States has completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden Administration is eager to downplay the risks of an al-Qaeda resurgence coming from the country. But the American people are keenly aware that the consequences of an American departure from Afghanistan makes them less safe.

According to a new TIPP Insights Poll, 47% of Americans believe America will be more threatened by al-Qaeda now that America has left Afghanistan. Only 14% think America will be less at risk. 26% think that the country faces the same level of threat. 13% weren't sure how the pullout affects the risk to al-Qaeda.

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