President Biden Announces U.S. Will Withdraw All Troops on Sept. 11, Pushes Back Trump’s Original May 1 Deadline
By Fox News // April 14, 2021
ABOVE VIDEO: President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the way forward with Afghanistan at the White House.
(FOX NEWS) – President Biden on Wednesday announced that the U.S. will withdraw all American forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11 — pushing back a May deadline set by the Trump administration.
The U.S. intervened in the country following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. The deadline would be 20 years after those attacks, launched by Al Qaeda based in Afghanistan, on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
“I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats,” Biden said. “I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth.”
He said he had consulted with experts, Congress and allies on the world stage.
“I’ve concluded it is time to end America’s longest war. It is time for American troops to come home,” he said.
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