President Joe Biden will withdraw all US forces from Afghanistan by September 11th, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the United States that took nearly 3,000 lives, the Washington Post reports.
Expected to be announced Wednesday, the withdraw will take American military forces out of the longest war in the nation’s history. There are currently approximately 2,500 US troops remaining in Afghanistan, a number that fluctuates due to deployment turnovers or other missions. Approximately 7,000 troops from US allies are also deployed in the region.
The Trump Administration negotiated with the Taliban that US forces would be out by May 1st. Trump signed that agreement March 1, 2020.