Biden defends withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

The US President has defended his decision of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan while accusing political and military leaders there of ‘giving up’.

Joe Biden’s admitted the collapse of the country’s government ‘was quicker than anticipated’ after the Taliban took hold.

Speaking from the White House last night he said it was time to leave the country after 20 years of conflict.

President Joe Biden said America did all it could to help the country be ready to fight.

“We gave them every tool they could need.

“We paid their salaries, provided for the maintenance of their air force, we provided close air support.

“We gave them every chance to determine their own future.

“What we could not provide them was the will to fight for their future.”

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