The Hunt: The cost of leaving Afghanistan

The commanding general of U.S. troops in Afghanistan returned to the U.S. this week, permanently.

In this week’s episode of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent J.J. Green,” the former head of U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel (Ret.) said that as the U.S. leaves, the Afghan people find themselves in a difficult situation, as the Taliban begins to ramp up terror attacks.

Afghan people in difficult situation after US troops leave

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J.J. Green

JJ Green is WTOP's National Security Correspondent. He reports daily on security, intelligence, foreign policy, terrorism and cyber developments, and provides regular on-air and online analysis. He is also the host of two podcasts: Target USA and Colors: A Dialogue on Race in America.

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