(RepublicanNews.org) – In mid-April, Joe Biden delayed the May 1 deadline for the complete withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan negotiated last year by former President Donald Trump. Biden delayed full withdrawal until September 11, sparking outrage from the Taliban.
On May 25, The New York Times reported that Pentagon officials advised they had accelerated the troop withdrawal. As a result, they expect all US troops and associated NATO forces to be out of Afghanistan by mid-July, roughly two weeks sooner than first expected.
The @DeptofDefense is withdrawing from #Afghanistan, removing thousands of pieces of military equipment, including vehicles & weapons, and handing off military facilities. We’ve made previous recommendations that could help DOD’s withdrawal strategy: https://t.co/Bhlw0UM5KE pic.twitter.com/eiDm2IQBgr
— U.S. GAO (@USGAO) May 27, 2021
Trump negotiated the agreement with Taliban officials in exchange for an agreement from them to cease their ongoing attacks in the region and enter into peace negotiations with the Afghan government.
The US started military action in Afghanistan in 2001, making it the nation’s longest-running military operation. It’s about time that Biden set his sights on bringing American troops home instead of spending his time trying to reverse everything Donald Trump did during his tenure at the White House.
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