President Biden is planning to withdraw all remaining troops from Afghanistan and will complete the pullout by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that sparked the United States' longest war, according to a person familiar with the decision. A US official provided details on Mr. Biden's decision on condition of anonymity, speaking ahead of the announcement.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are expected to brief the decision to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies in Brussels on Wednesday. Biden plans to make the announcement this week.
Postponing the U.S. withdrawal carries the risk of the Taliban resuming attacks on United States and coalition forces, possibly escalating a war which has already cost trillions of dollars and the lives of more than 2,000 USA service members and countless Afghans.
As the 10-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden approaches on May 1st, senior US military leaders have long warned a similar raid would be much more hard without USA military troops based in Afghanistan.
The Trump administration had aimed to have all American forces out of Afghanistan, where the Taliban retains significant power, by May 1, if certain conditions in its negotiations with the Taliban were met.
The plan means that a portion of the few thousand troops in Afghanistan will remain after May 1, a deadline set a year ago with the Taliban.
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