US President Joe Biden on Saturday increased the number of US troops sent to Afghanistan to help evacuate embassy personnel and Afghan civilians, and warned the Taliban, who were heading for Kabul, not to disrupt the mission. For.
After discussions with his national security team, Biden said a total of “about 5,000” US troops – up from 3,000 – would now be deployed to organize evacuations and the end of US missions after 20 years on the ground.
Biden again defended his decision to withdraw US forces from Afghanistan, saying: “I was the fourth president to preside over a US military presence in Afghanistan – two Republicans, two Democrats. I will not let this war pass. No more. The fifth part.”
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