Biden Expected To Announce Withdrawal Of US Troops From Afghanistan
President Biden expected to say that the remaining US forces will return home by September 11.
Biden will on Wednesday morning announce the withdrawal of all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11 this year. The presence of the US troops in Afghanistan have reached 20 years and after a rigorous policy review, Biden has decided to withdraw the remaining troops in Afghanistan and finally end the US war after 20 years.
A senior administration official told reporters on Tuesday 13th April 2021 that they will begin an orderly drawdown of the remaining forces before May 1 and plan to have all the US troops out of the country before the anniversary of September 9.
The White House press secretary confirmed that Biden would give a speech at the White House on Wednesday on the way forward in Afghanistan. The speech is said to include Biden`s plans and the timeline for withdrawing US troops in close coordination with Afghanistan government.
Psaki added that the president has been consistent in his view that there is not a military solution to Afghanistan and that the US troops have been there for far too long.