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Analysis-Biden lost faith in the U.S. mission in Afghanistan over a decade ago

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By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s frustrations with Afghanistan boiled over more than a decade ago, and they never again eased. On a trip to Kabul in January 2009, shortly before he was sworn in as vice president, Biden warned Afghanistan’s then-President Hamid Karzai at a dinner that he could lose Washington’s support unless he started governing for all Afghans, hinting at corruption allegations targeting Karzai’s brother. Karzai shot back that the United States was indifferent to the deaths of Afghan civilians. As the dispute went on, Biden threw down his napki…

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