WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden introduced Thursday that the US army mission in Afghanistan will finish on August 31, almost 20 years after it started.
The US army has “achieved” its objectives within the nation to degrade Al-Qaeda and stop extra assaults on america, Biden mentioned in a speech.
“We are ending America’s longest war,” he added.
“The status quo is not an option,” he mentioned of staying within the nation.
“I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan.”
He mentioned america “did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build.”
“It is the right and the responsibility of the Afghan people alone to decide their future.”
Biden pledged to proceed supporting the Afghan authorities and safety forces and that 1000’s of Afghan translators who labored for US forces and face threats from the Taliban insurgents would be capable of discover refuge in america.
“There is a home for you in the United States if you choose,” he mentioned. “We will stand with you, just as you stood with us.”
Biden mentioned he was assured the Afghan armed forces might stand as much as the Taliban, who’ve made robust advances throughout the nation for the reason that starting of the 12 months.
He additionally mentioned a takeover of the federal government by the Taliban shouldn’t be inevitable.
“I trust the capacity of the Afghan military,” Biden mentioned.