'Time to end the forever war': Biden to start US Afghanistan pullout on May 1

'Time to end the forever war': Biden to start US Afghanistan pullout on May 1

The Straits Times - World·2021-04-15 06:05

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - President Joe Biden said on Wednesday (April 14) he will begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan on May 1 to end America's longest war, rejecting calls for US forces to stay to ensure a peaceful resolution to that country's internal conflict.

In a White House speech, Biden set a goal of withdrawing all 2,500 US troops remaining in Afghanistan by Sept 11.

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