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A U.S. Air Force aircrew, assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, prepare to load qualified evacuees aboard a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft in support of Afghanistan evacuation at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2021. Photo: Senior Airman Taylor Crul/U.S. Air Force

Afghanistan Chaos Creates Uncertainty 

The chaotic withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan posed political headaches for the Biden administration and left thousands of Americans and Afghans who assisted the U.S. occupation desperate to leave as the Taliban seized control of the country.