Biden Decides to Stick to August 31 Withdrawal Deadline amid Taliban Threats

Posted on AllSides August 24th, 2021
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Joshua Roberts/Reuters

President Biden has decided to adhere to his initial August 31 deadline for withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan.

“We are currently on a pace to finish [the withdrawal] by August 31,” Biden said in remarks at the White House. “The completion by August 31 depends upon the Taliban continuing to cooperate and allow access to the airport for those who we’re transporting out, and no disruptions to our operations.”

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