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Blinken's comment came in response to a question from Democratic Rep. Dean Phillips of Minnesota, who asked him to describe specifically what the U.S. had learned from it's 20-year-long involvement in the Afghanistan war.
In testy exchanges with lawmakers, Blinken defended President Joe Biden's decision to pull out and pushed back on accusations that the State Department might have done more to help Americans and at-risk Afghans to be evacuated, blaming the previous administration for lacking a plan.