On Monday, Biden broaches on the US army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan after a long while of silence regarding the issue, as he especially emphasizes why he had to call off his troops due to the country’s failure to resist the Taliban.
He explained that he is fully rigid on his decision because in the last twenty years he had been able to deduce that there was eventually going to be a time to call off the United States troops from Afghanistan.
Biden does not regret that the US army is getting called off during his time especially in a time the US soldiers attempt an evacuation at the airport amidst Taliban militants trooping into the city.
The US President puts aside attacks and scathing criticisms of his decision by stating he was making an effort to put a pause to a long-standing war that had protracted beyond the initial attempt to get back at the Taliban for ties with Al-Qaeda since the 9/11 issue.
He, however, admits that the US will help in anti-terrorism missions despite calling off its troops since the US mission is not exactly to aid nation-building.
The US President blames the Afghanistan government for yielding to the Taliban despite the US being of help to the country’s government for the past twenty years.
The decision by Biden is one of the few decisions he has made that has aligned with his immediate predecessor, Trump, who had insisted on a negotiation with the Taliban and had expected to implement a sooner exit once re-elected.
According to Jake Sullivan, National Security Advisor, the US president was not ready to sacrifice the US troops on the third decade of clashes.