Joe Biden to end the longest war in US history

US president Joe Biden has announced a complete withdrawal of US troops from Afghan soil by September 11 2021. Thus bringing the country’s longest spanning war (over two decades) to an end. 

 

"US troops, as well as forces deployed by our NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) Allies and operational partners, will be out of Afghanistan before we mark the 20th anniversary of that heinous attack on September 11 (2001),” said Biden during a televised address to the nation from the White House on Wednesday.

 

In his address, Biden was very clear that America would reorganize its counter-terrorism capabilities and substantial assets to prevent the re-emergence of terrorist in the region. And that America will take swift action against any such activity. 

 

The announcement has come as a part of the landmark deal signed between the US and the Taliban on 29thFeb 2020 to bring “peace and stability” to the war-torn Himalayan region. US troops entered Afghanistan in 2001 as a retaliation to the  9/11 attacks and find and execute Osama Bin Laden. 


In the last two decades, the US has spent 1 trillion USD in Afghanistan and more than 2400 of its soldiers have been killed along with tens of thousands of Afghan civilians including women and children, while many innocent still suffer in Guantanamo Bay. 

 

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Taniya Tikoo

Editor-in-Chief & Co-Founder at ObserveNow. A Mountain girl using the power of words to change the world.

I dream to wake up to a world where I see a thriving Kashmir, a free Palestine and a Free Tibet 

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