Monitoring Desk: US President Beyond has said while addressing his nation that the end of the war in Afghanistan is actually about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries.
He considered the end of the war in Afghanistan as a success stating that the US could not continue the war for all times to come and the decision to withdraw of US nation from wars would be his core philosophy.
“We no longer had a clear purpose in an open-ended mission in Afghanistan,” Biden said. “Moving on from that mindset and those kinds of large-scale troop deployments will make us stronger and more effective and safer at home.”
The end of the nation’s longest war – in which nearly 50,000 Afghan civilians, 2,500 US service members, and thousands of Afghan military, police and Taliban fighters were killed – included the deaths of at least 13 US service members and dozens of civilians after a terror attack claimed by Isis-K. reports The Independent.
The president said he does not believe mass evacuations from Kabul should have started sooner, arguing that any announcement prior to an approaching withdrawal date could have sparked a “rush to the airport.”
“I take responsibility for the decision,” he said.
He added: “Imagine if we began evacuations in June or July, bringing in thousands of American troops and evacuating more than 120,000 people in the middle of a civil war. There still would have been a rush to the airport, a break down in confidence and control of the government and still would have been very difficult and dangerous mission.”
“The bottom line is there is no evacuation from the end of a war that you can run without the kinds of complexities, challenges, threats we faced,” he said. “None.”
He also stressed that for Americans who remained beyond the 31 August withdrawal deadline, “there is no deadline.”
“We remain committed to get them out, if they want to come out,” he said.