President Biden announced that helium volition beryllium sending 5,000 much troops to Afghanistan to support Americans and assistance with the drawdown.
Biden Sends Troops To Assist With Drawdown
President Biden said successful a connection provided to PoliticusUSA:
Over the past respective days I person been successful adjacent interaction with my nationalist information squad to springiness them absorption connected however to support our interests and values arsenic we extremity our subject ngo successful Afghanistan.
First, based connected the recommendations of our diplomatic, military, and quality teams, I person authorized the deployment of astir 5,000 US troops to marque definite we tin person an orderly and harmless drawdown of US unit and different allied unit and an orderly and harmless evacuation of Afghans who helped our troops during our ngo and those astatine peculiar hazard from the Taliban advance.
Second, I person ordered our equipped forces and our quality assemblage to guarantee that we volition support the capableness and the vigilance to code aboriginal violent threats from Afghanistan.
Third, I person directed the Secretary of State to enactment President Ghani and different Afghan leaders arsenic they question to forestall further bloodshed and prosecute a governmental settlement. Secretary Blinken volition besides prosecute with cardinal determination stakeholders.
Fourth, we person conveyed to the Taliban representatives successful Doha, via our Combatant Commander, that immoderate enactment connected their portion connected the crushed successful Afghanistan, that puts US unit oregon our ngo astatine hazard there, volition beryllium met with a swift and beardown US subject response.
Fifth, I person placed Ambassador Tracey Jacobson successful complaint of a full of authorities effort to process, transport, and relocate Afghan peculiar migrant visa applicants and different Afghan allies. Our hearts spell retired to the brave Afghan men and women who are present astatine risk. We are moving to evacuate thousands of those who helped our origin and their families.
That is what we are going to do. Now fto maine beryllium wide astir however we got here.
America went to Afghanistan 20 years agone to decision the forces that attacked this state connected September 11th. That ngo resulted successful the decease of Osama Bin Laden implicit a decennary agone and the degradation of al Qaeda. And yet, 10 years later, erstwhile I became President, a tiny fig of US troops inactive remained connected the ground, successful harm’s way, with a looming deadline to retreat them oregon spell backmost to unfastened combat.
Over our country’s 20 years astatine warfare successful Afghanistan, America has sent its finest young men and women, invested astir $1 trillion dollars, trained implicit 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, equipped them with state-of-the-art subject equipment, and maintained their aerial unit arsenic portion of the longest warfare successful US history. One much year, oregon 5 much years, of US subject beingness would not person made a quality if the Afghan subject cannot oregon volition not clasp its ain country. And an endless American beingness successful the mediate of different country’s civilian struggle was not acceptable to me.
When I came to office, I inherited a woody chopped by my predecessor—which helium invited the Taliban to sermon astatine Camp David connected the eve of 9/11 of 2019—that near the Taliban successful the strongest presumption militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline connected US forces. Shortly earlier helium near office, helium besides drew US forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500. Therefore, erstwhile I became President, I faced a choice—follow done connected the deal, with a little hold to get our forces and our allies’ forces retired safely, oregon ramp up our beingness and nonstop much American troops to combat erstwhile again successful different country’s civilian conflict. I was the 4th President to preside implicit an American unit beingness successful Afghanistan—two Republicans, 2 Democrats. I would not, and volition not, walk this warfare onto a fifth.
Biden Is Determined To Get The US Out Of Afghanistan
Polling has shown that 62%-73% of Americans enactment the drawdown. Biden is correct. The US tin support a beingness successful Afghanistan to combat terrorism, but the federation can’t enactment successful Afghanistan to nation-build. The crushed wherefore different presidents didn’t get the US retired of Afghanistan is that it was ever going to beryllium messy.
Biden doesn’t attraction astir the governmental optics. He’s trying to bash the close happening for the American people.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is besides a White House Press Pool and a Congressional analogous for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree successful Political Science. His postgraduate enactment focused connected nationalist policy, with a specialization successful societal betterment movements.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association