Biden Administration Will Pull Out Remaining Troops From Afghanistan By Sep. 11, 2021
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The Biden administration will pull its remaining 2,500 troops out of Afghanistan by September 11 of this year, ending the United States’ longest-running war after 20 years. Biden’s fellow Democrats in Congress largely supported his move but Republicans said the move posed a security threat to the US. Former President Donald Trump had set a withdrawal deadline for May 1. Biden has said the answer to the violence in Afghanistan was not a military one, in the video published on April 14, 2021, “Biden to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11“, below:
It’s been the United States’ longest running war, but now set to end. President Joe Biden plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September the 11, 2021. That’s exactly 20 years after the invasion was ordered by then-president George W. Bush, following the attacks on New York City and the Pentagon. The planned withdrawal will miss a May 1, 2021, deadline for a pull-out that the Trump administration agreed with the Taliban last year. The US has 2,500 soldiers in Afghanistan as part of a NATO mission. It’s spent trillions of dollars on the conflict and lost more than 2,000 service members since 2001. Washington says it will reposition its troops in the region to keep an eye on Afghanistan. But some US officials have criticized the decision as a grave mistake that could embolden the Taliban and lead to more violence, in the video published on April 14, 2021, “How will US troop withdrawal affect Afghanistan? Inside Story“, below:
President Biden’s plan to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan by September 2021 “could lead to civil war”. That’s the warning from one of the country’s senior politicians – the Speaker of the Afghan parliament, in the video published on April 14, 2021 “US plan to leave Afghanistan “risks civil war” – BBC News“, below:
Despite his campaign promises to “bring the vast majority of our troops home from Afghanistan”, US President Joe Biden is finding that ending the 20-year-old Afghan war is easier said than done. At one point before the elections former President Donald Trump was ready to leave without much regard for the consequences, in fulfilment of his campaign promise to end the “forever wars”. Political scientist Stephen Walt tells host Steve Clemons that the biggest fear Biden faces is the possibility that the country could break down even further on his watch once all foreign forces are gone, in the video published on April 1, 2021, “Why can’t the US end the war in Afghanistan? The Bottom Line“, below:
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