Washington (SunstarTV Bureau): The US President Joe Biden on Wednesday has officially announced about the withdrawn of all American troops from Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks this year 2021.
Meanwhile, he announced about the beginning of the process before May 1.
US President’s plan to end America’s longest war has prompted a split on Capitol Hill among both Republicans and Democrats.
According to Biden’s given statement, “War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multigenerational undertaking. We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives.”
“I’m now the fourth United States president to preside over American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility onto a fifth,” Biden says. “I’ve concluded that it’s time to end America’s longest war.”
After his remarks, the President will visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America’s war dead from Afghanistan are buried.
Notably, the US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 in retaliation for Al-Qaeda’s attack on the US, which was planned and executed in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. About 2,500 US troops remain in the country.