Washington: – US President Joe Biden justified his decision of rapid military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying that ‘speed is safety,’ meaning that the immediate US military withdrawal ensures the safety of the US soldiers. Accusations are being made that the United States is hurrying up the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, and serious effects are apparent. The Taliban has started a spate of acquiring the Afghan land, and it is being accused that the rapid US military withdrawal is contributing to the Taliban success. Against this background, Biden made this announcement regarding the US military withdrawal.
While answering the questions regarding the US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, Biden reminded that over the last 20 years, trillions of dollars had been spent on the Afghan war, and 2,448 US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan. He claimed that the future US generations could not be held at ransom for the Afghan war. The United States did not start the war to build Afghanistan. The Afghan war was started to send Osama Bin Laden to the doors of hell and dismantle Al-Qaeda’s capacity to attack the United States. Biden claimed that both objectives had been achieved.