A U.S. defense official confirmed to ABC News Tuesday the President Joe Biden will draw all of U.S. forces from Afghanistan from Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of American participation in the nation's longest war.
There are approximately 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan now. American troop levels attained a high of 100,000 troops at August 2010 and remained at the level for much of this following calendar year.
Biden will announce that the withdrawal date on Wednesday, '' a senior government official said Tuesday.
The senior government official told reporters on a conference call that the drawdown would start prior to the end of the month and may complete ahead of the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, which the officer referred to as"the date by which it'll be completed"
The official stated that the amount of troops could be reduced to zero, and that the withdrawal wouldn't be based on circumstances on the floor.
"This isn't conditions-based," the official stated. "The president also has judged a conditions-based strategy, that has become the method of the previous two years, is a recipe for remaining in Afghanistan forever"
U.S. intelligence agencies have determined that Al Qaeda will"not now have an external-plotting capacity that may endanger the homeland," the officer stated. Repositioning troops might benefit the U.S."concentrate" on"a dispersed and dispersed terrorist threat," according to this official.
"This isn't 2001," the official stated.
The evolution was reported from The Washington Post.
The May 1 deadline was a part of an arrangement reached by former President Donald Trump and the Taliban.
Over 2,200 U.S. troops have died and the other 20,000 have been injured since October 2001.