Biden says US withdrawal from Afghanistan shows ‘American leadership’
Leo Shane III
Removing U.S. troops from Afghanistan won’t endanger national security but will demonstrate “American leadership” by halting the cycle of endless armed conflict, President Joe Biden argued in his address to Congress on Wednesday night.
In his first formal speech to lawmakers since becoming president nearly 100 days ago, Biden focused largely on his domestic spending and economic plans, including measures to raise the national minimum wage, make college classes more affordable and expand job training programs.
But the commander in chief also devoted a sizable section of the national address to his recent decision to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, nearly 20 years after fighting began there.https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2021/04/28/biden-says-us-withdrawal-from-afghanistan-shows-american-leadership/