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AFGHANISTAN WAR: Biden Moves To Protect US Interests, Orders 5000 American Troops Presence In The War-Torn Country

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President Joe Biden has ordered more US troops to head to Afghanistan, and the number of troops already sent to the war-ridden country is now 5,000 with the main objective to protect American interests and has warned the Taliban of a “swift and strong” response if American interests are attacked during the ongoing US withdrawal.

The White House in a statement released  on Saturday said Biden had ordered approximately 5,000 US troops into Afghanistan to ensure an “orderly and safe drawdown of US personnel.” The Biden government committed around 3,000 troops for this purpose just a few days ago, just as the State Department cuts back on staffing at the US Embassy in Kabul and urged all Americans in the war-torn country to leave immediately.

The Taliban has capitalized on the announcement and the subsequent withdrawal of US troops starting from the trump administration to gain grounds against the government of Ashraf Ghan. Mazar-i-Sharif, a large heavily defended city in northern Afghanistan became the latest big gain of the Taliban fighters as they pushed 10 kilometers closer to the capital, Kabul. The Taliban seized around two-thirds of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces and their capitals.

Meanwhile, a warning has been issued to the Taliban leaders attending peace talks in Qatar with Biden saying that any action “that puts US personnel or our mission at risk there, will be met with a swift and strong US military response.”

As Biden issued that warning, Taliban militants closed in on Kabul after a whirlwind advance in recent days. Steamrolling the US-funded Afghan National Army. Even cynical analysts were shocked in recent days by the speed at which the Afghan military-funded to the tune of $88 billion by the US – collapsed, and pro-war pundits condemned Biden for leaving the Afghans to their own devices against the Taliban.

However, Biden brushed off these concerns in his statement, writing: “One more year, or five more years, of US military presence, would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country.”

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