U.S. Troops to Leave Afghanistan

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 in Current Events
U.S. Army soldiers move towards a Medevac helicopter in southern Afghanistan
The U.S. military has been active in Afghanistan for almost 20 years. President Biden is planning for complete withdrawal. Credit: REUTERS/Alamy Stock Photo

This week’s Election Central post describes President Biden’s announcement of a final deadline to remove U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan this year.

Soon after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States began a war in Afghanistan. President Biden announced that he wants all American troops to return home by September 11, 2021. For the past several months, the U.S. has been involved in peace talks with the Taliban and the government in Afghanistan. The negotiations are slow, but the president said that waiting for a perfect set of conditions for American troops withdrawal would mean waiting forever.

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