Blinken pushes back against Republican criticism at Afghanistan hearing

US secretary of state says Biden administration inherited Taliban deal to end the war with no plan for carrying it out

Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, has pushed back against heavy Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out.

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