Biden says withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan by May deadline is 'tough'

Biden says withdrawing US forces from Afghanistan by May deadline is 'tough'

The Straits Times - World·2021-03-18 12:04

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - President Joe Biden said it would be "tough" to meet a May 1 deadline to withdraw all remaining US troops from Afghanistan, publicly indicating for the first time that he could extend the US troop presence there.

Mr Biden, in an interview with ABC News that aired Wednesday (March 17), said he was consulting with allies on the pace and scope of the drawdown, and added that if the deadline were to be extended, it would not be by "a lot longer."

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