The president must confirm whether to withdraw American troops from Asian countries before May 1st
Although he did not say so, President Biden seemed willing to give up the May 1 deadline for the full withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. Orderly withdrawals take time, and Biden is running out.
With the deadline so close, Biden’s indecision almost amounts to a decision to withdraw the remaining 2,500 soldiers for at least a few months and continue to support the Afghan armed forces, including the Afghan armed forces. The Taliban’s response. As Biden hinted in late March, the withdrawal of all troops and supplies, as well as incompetent alliance partners in the next three weeks, will be logistically difficult.
He said: “It will be very difficult to complete the work before the May 1 deadline.” “For tactical reasons, it is difficult to withdraw these troops.” Then he added: “If we leave, we will be safe and orderly. Way to leave.”
James Stavidis, a retired admiral who served as a NATO commander from 2009 to 2013, said that it would be unwise to withdraw at this time.
In an email exchange on Wednesday, Stavidis said: “Sometimes it becomes a decision not to make a decision, because the May 1 deadline seems to have arrived.” “The most prudent measure seems to be the extension of six. In September, and tried to make the Taliban truly fulfill its promise: In essence, a legal’conditional’ withdrawal should be allowed in the fall.”
Biden is facing conflicting pressures. On the one hand, he has said for years that, even when he is Vice President and President Barack Obama orders a substantial increase in the US military, it is better to manage Afghanistan as a small counter-terrorism mission. Since then, confrontation with Russia and China has become a top priority.
On the other hand, retired, active military leaders believe that, given the relative strength of the Taliban and the fragility of the Afghan government, leaving now means putting the results of the Twenty Years War at risk.