In an address to the country, President Joe Biden formally announced plans to fully withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by Sept 11.
The withdrawal process will begin May 1. The current US military presence is around 2,000 troops, down significantly from its 2011 number of 98,000. Biden said the US will only play a role in Afghanistan on diplomatic and humanitarian bases
This afternoon, I’m announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and providing an update on the path forward. Watch live. https://t.co/SPiLX24VdM
— President Biden (@POTUS) April 14, 2021