President Biden Changes Deadline of U.S. Troops Withdrawal from Afghanistan to August 31, Instead of Sept. 11

By  //  July 8, 2021

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Biden: We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build

ABOVE VIDEO: President Joe Biden delivers remarks on continued U.S. drawdown efforts in Afghanistan, and ongoing security and humanitarian assistance to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and the Afghan people.

(FOX NEWS) – President Biden said U.S. troops will be out of Afghanistan sooner than his original Sept. 11 deadline, telling reporters Thursday U.S. forces will be home by Aug. 31.

“In this context, speed is safety,” Biden told reporters, adding that not a single U.S. military member has been lost during the withdrawal process.

“The United States did what we went to do in Afghanistan – to get the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 and to deliver justice to Osama bin Laden,” he continued. “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build.”

The president pushed back on some GOP calls to remain in Afghanistan as the Taliban gains in strength.