- Joe Biden to announce withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan in speech
- It will declare that “it is time to end America’s longest war”
- This will be before the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001
US President Joe Biden will announce today in a speech the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 and will declare that “it is time to end America’s longest war. ”, According to EFE already Politico.
The White House advanced some excerpts from Biden’s expected speech, scheduled for 14:15 local time (18:15 GMT) and whose stage will be “the Treaty Room”, from where in 2001 then-President George W. Bush announced the start of the military offensive.
WILL DEFEND YOUR IDEA
“We went to Afghanistan for a horrible attack that happened twenty years ago. That does not explain why we should continue there in 2021 ”, will argue Joe Biden in the speech that is scheduled for a few moments for the country.
In addition, the US president will defend his idea of an unconditional withdrawal, that is, without imposing conditions on the Taliban or the Afghan government to complete the withdrawal, as did his predecessors.
Joe Biden troops Afghanistan: WILL EXPLAIN WHY
“I am – Joe Biden will say – the fourth president who governs with a presence of American troops in Afghanistan. Two Republicans and two Democrats. I will not pass that responsibility to a fifth ”, according to the official position
In that sense, he will affirm that Washington cannot maintain or expand the presence of its troops in Afghanistan based solely on the hope that the “ideal conditions” for withdrawal will be created at some point. Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
Joe Biden troops Afghanistan: COMMITMENT
However, he will emphasize his government’s commitment to diplomatic channels and the talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government, which began last September in Doha and have barely borne fruit while levels of violence in Afghanistan have increased in recent months. .
“It is time to end America’s longest war. It is time for the US troops to return home ”, he will say in the midst of a pandemic that affects the population of the country that awaits the arrival of economic support. Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
Joe Biden troops Afghanistan: THE LONGEST WAR
The war in Afghanistan is the longest in US history. It began in October 2001 with the mission to hunt down Osama Bin Laden, the “mastermind” of the September 11 attacks of that year, and to punish to the Taliban who had given him refuge.
Currently, there are about 3,500 US troops in Afghanistan, including 2,500 military personnel and 1,000 members of the special forces; while NATO maintains another 7,000 soldiers, coming from other Alliance countries and partners such as Georgia. Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
WILL NOT FULFILL PROMISE
Biden’s decision means that the US will not fulfill the promise that his predecessor, Donald Trump, made to the Taliban to remove all US troops from Afghanistan before May 1. In his speech, Biden is expected to offer more details about the withdrawal deadlines.
The objective of the current president is to start the withdrawal process before May 1 and leave the troops to “zero” before the twentieth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, advanced on Tuesday a senior US official, who requested anonymity . Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
IT IS ALREADY DECIDED
Although Biden’s decision keeps American soldiers in Afghanistan four months longer than originally planned, it sets a firm date for the end of two decades of a war that has killed more than 2,200 American soldiers, injured 20,000 and cost up to a trillion dollars.
Biden says he consulted with allies, military leaders, lawmakers and Vice President Kamala Harris before making the decision to withdraw all US troops by 9/11, two decades after the deadliest attack on US soil. Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
The US president emphasizes that his government will continue to support the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban and assist in international efforts to train the Afghan armed forces.
“It’s time to end America’s longest war,” says Biden. “It is time for the troops to return to the country”, this speech was revealed just a few hours after it was made known to the entire country, which generated a lot of expectation. Filed Under: Joe Biden Afghanistan Troops
US President Joe Biden also tries to underline that the time has come to pay more attention to larger geopolitical challenges. In the initial part of his presidency, Joe Biden has highlighted the growing economic competition with China and harmful actions by Russia against the United States in addition to the withdrawal of troops from the country of Afghanistan.
“Instead of going back to war with the Taliban, we have to focus on the challenges that will determine our position and scope today and in the years to come,” says Biden in his speech Wednesday afternoon. With AP information