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Joe Biden Defends Decision To Pull US Troops Out Of Afghanistan

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Joe Biden Defends Decision To Pull US Troops Out Of Afghanistan

Joe Biden has defended his decision to pull US troops out of Afghanistan.

The US President has been criticised for leaving the region 'too soon' and now the Taliban has been able to take control of the country in a matter of days.

The goal was to get all American soldiers out of Afghanistan before the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

They were well on their way to achieving that commitment, however Taliban insurgents have managed to take over large swathes of Afghanistan since last week.

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They've now seized control of Kabul's Presidential Palace and are in talks for a 'peaceful' transition of power.

Many are pointing the finger at Joe Biden and his predecessor, Donald Trump, has even called for him to 'resign in disgrace' over the foreign policy decision to remove the US presence in the region.

But the US President is standing strong and even claimed what is happening in Afghanistan proves why he was right.

"The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated," Mr Biden said in an address to the nation.

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"So what has happened? Afghanistan political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed. Sometimes without trying to fight.

"If anything, the developments of the past week reinforced that ending US military involvement in Afghanistan now was the right decision."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: joe biden, News

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