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Montana military veterans recall time in Afghanistan as U.S. brings troops home

MT veterans recall time in Afghanistan as U.S. brings troops home
Posted at 6:12 PM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-02 14:18:14-04

HELENA — Some American troops in the Middle East are making their way home for the final time as the United States pulls back from the War in Afghanistan.

Former President Donald Trump initially set a deadline of May 2021 for all troops to withdraw from Afghanistan. Instead, President Biden pushed that back to September 11th, 2021, and the Department of Defense has begun withdrawing the troops as of this week.

This year, the United States will remember the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. The attacks plunged America into its longest war.

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