US President announces end of war in Afghanistan by August 31
Washington: US President Joe Biden has said that the United States will achieve its war goals in Afghanistan by August 31, after which the war will not continue and no more US troops will be sent to Afghanistan.
Speaking at an event at the White House’s East Room for Defense Reflections, Biden said the war would be over by August 31 and no more US troops would be sent to Afghanistan after that. He said having more US troops in Afghanistan would not help solve the country’s problems.
He said this at a time when the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan was almost complete and the Taliban were rapidly gaining control of many areas.
“I don’t want to send the next generation of American troops to Afghanistan. The US forces will achieve all their goals by the last day of next month, which will be completed a few weeks before the actual strategy,” Biden said.
The US president says the US invasion of Afghanistan and its two-decade presence was aimed at preventing another attack on US soil, such as the 9/11 attacks, and we have achieved that goal.
He also said that the United States has done what it could for Afghanistan in 20 years and now the Afghan people have to decide their own future, but the United States will continue to help Afghanistan.
President Biden added that the United States must now turn its attention to other global challenges.