Day: September 2, 2021
In remarks at the White House on Tuesday, Biden said the US government had reached out 19 times since March — prior to his public announcement that he was going to end the US war to encourage all American citizens in Afghanistan to leave.
In the turbulent endgame to the Afghanistan crisis, Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanekzai — Sheru to the Class of 1982 at Dehradun’s Indian Military Academy — has become as much the face of the Taliban’s India outreach as he is the radical regime’s pointsman for political transition.
As foreign forces concluded their drawdown from Kabul, the United States said that they have entered a “new chapter” of engagement with Afghanistan. The US completed the withdrawal of its troops from Afghanistan on August 30, ending one of its longest wars. In a matter of few weeks, US and Coalition forces evacuated more than 123,000 civilians out of Afghanistan and slightly more than 6,000 of them were US citizens.