Biden defends withdrawal from Afghanistan. – look

“I will not send another generation of Americans to war in Afghanistan,” said Biden on Thursday (local time) in a speech in the White House. The US president admitted to journalists that the militant Islamist Taliban are now stronger than ever since the fall of their regime at the end of 2001. But a takeover by the Taliban is “not inevitable,” he said.

Originally, Biden had announced September 11th as the deadline for the end of the mission. Then it will be the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks by the terrorist network Al-Qaeda in the USA, as a result of which the operation began. Despite the threatening situation, Biden did not want to admit a failure of the US mission. He said the operation had two goals: to bring Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden “to the gates of hell” and to deprive the terror network of the ability to attack the United States from Afghanistan. “We have achieved both of these goals.”