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Britain asks: Is America back or has it turned its back?

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By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) – The humiliation of the lightning Taliban takeover in Afghanistan after a 20-year war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives has raised a question for the United States’ staunchest European ally: Is America really back as President Joe Biden promised? Britain fears the Taliban’s return and the vacuum left by the West’s chaotic withdrawal will allow militants from al Qaeda and Islamic State to gain a foothold in Afghanistan, just 20 years after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. British Defence Secretary Ben Wallace cast the 2020 Doha withd…

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