U.S. President Set Forth August End as the Termination of US Operations in Afghanistan
Termination of US Operations in Afghanistan
U.S. President set forth August end as the termination of US operations in Afghanistan. He said that the US operations will end in Afghanistan by the 31st of August, 2021.
While defending the speed of US withdrawal, he said, “It saved lives”. Here, it is noteworthy that following September 11, 2001 attacks, US forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years. This year earlier, Joe Biden declared the date for the withdrawal of US Military Troops as September 11, 2021.
Earlier, the former US President Donald Trump made an agreement with the Taliban of terminating US operations by May 2021, but soon after Joe Biden became president in January 2021 he pushed the deadline back.
During a speech at White House, Biden briefed, “Just one more year of fighting in Afghanistan is not a solution, but a recipe for fighting there indefinitely,” he said, “We did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build”
United Kingdom Views
On the other side, Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, at the House of Commons, which is the lower house of British parliament briefed that British military troops from Afghanistan are now returning home. He stated, “All British troops assigned to NATO’s mission in Afghanistan are now returning home”.
Johnson, the Prime minister didn’t disclose the exact time of departure of the military forces, back to the UK because for security reasons, yet, he declared that “Most of the 750 remaining British troops had already left Afghanistan”
According to the British Prime Minister: “Over the last two decades, 150,000 members of Britain’s armed forces served in Afghanistan, out of which 457 laid their lives “