Driving an alliance of global accomplices, the US attacked Afghanistan in 2001 after the 9/11 assaults in Washington, DC and New York. The Taliban, which was in charge of Kabul, had been holding onto al-Qaeda pioneer Osama canister Laden.
US powers quickly assumed control over the nation, however, they battled to overcome a close-quarters combat crusade by the Taliban in the accompanying 20 years.
With the conflict developing progressively disagreeable in the US, previous President Donald Trump agreed with the Taliban last year that would guarantee the withdrawal of the American military from the country.
The arrangement likewise specified that Afghan specialists would“prevent the use of Afghan soil by any international terrorist groups or individuals against the security of the United States and its allies” and called for “intra-Afghan exchange” between the Taliban and the public authority in Kabul.
Biden, who came to office in January, pushed on with the withdrawal plan, focusing on that Afghan powers had the numbers, preparing and gear to ward off the Taliban. In any case, toward the beginning of August, with the US withdrawal cutoff time drawing nearer, common capitals started tumbling to the Taliban with little opposition from Afghan security powers.
Asfandyar Mir, a subsidiary of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, considered the US withdrawal a “historic moment” in the post-9/11 time.
“From a US perspective, it is one of the lowest points for US foreign policy, national security, in recent memory,” he said, pointing to the swift collapse of the Afghan government and the chaotic evacuations.
“I think it is inescapable that all of this is tremendously humiliating,” Mir told Al Jazeera.
Prior to Monday, White House representative Jen Psaki said Biden doesn’t lament the withdrawal choice, be that as it may.
“The president stands by his decision to bring our men and women home from Afghanistan because if he had not … we would have sent tens of thousands potentially, or thousands at least more troops, back into harm’s way, risking more lives and more people to fight a war the Afghans were not willing to fight themselves,” Psaki said.