AFGHANISTAN/FOREIGN POLICY/JOE BIDEN/TALIBAN: “I was against surging troops to Afghanistan in the first place. We’re not nation builders. We can’t build that nation. We should not be in the business of that. But we should have a small footprint to be able to determine whether or not there are terrorist organizations operating in the region that are planning attacks against the United States. And we should have cooperation from the Afghan government on that and a commitment from the Taliban that they will not in any way support that effort.”

-Joe Biden, “State of the Union: First American Killed By Coronavirus; Interview With Vice President Mike Pence; Interview With Former Vice President Joe Biden.,” cnn.com, Mar. 1, 2020