Although the former president offered his support of President Joe Biden’s plans to bring American troops home, he urged his successor to end America’s longest war before September 11, which Biden had determined last week. Trump said that while leaving Afghanistan “is a wonderful and positive thing,” he had set a May 1 withdrawal deadline and said that “we should keep as close to that program as possible.”
“Alas, Joe Biden does not use September 11 as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan for two reasons. First, we can and must get out first. Nineteen years is enough, indeed, too much And a very long way, “Trump said,” September 11 represents a very tragic event and period for our country and we should live a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls. ”
Biden said the withdrawal of US troops will begin May 1, in line with the agreement the Trump administration has made with the Taliban. Some US soldiers will remain to protect American diplomats, although officials have refused to provide an exact number.
White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan on Sunday insisted that US objectives in Afghanistan were achieved, although he stopped the war by saying that the US won the “war”. Instead, he told CNN’s Dana Mara on the “State of the Union” that the US should now focus on the “next 20 years” fight instead of the last 20.
Citing the spread of Al Qaeda to Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and ISIS, it said, “The terrorist threat has changed dramatically over the last 20 years.”
“Against that threat and to distribute the terrorist threat, we need to allocate resources in a way that allows us to protect the motherland not only from Afghanistan, but from various threats from a wide variety of countries and continents. . “