US President Joe Biden and other top US officials marveled at the speed with which the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. The planned withdrawal of US forces in Afghanistan has quickly turned into a mission to ensure a safe evacuation.Also Read:SBI offers 20% discount on buying gifts from Ferns n Petals via YONO app
The rapid collapse of the Afghan government and the chaos that has spread there is a serious test for Biden as commander in chief. As of Sunday, key administration figures admitted they were taken aback by the swift defeat of Afghan security forces as they had not anticipated. Reports of sporadic shootings at Kabul airport forced Americans to take shelter as they waited for flights.
Foreign Minister Antony Blinken told CNN, referring to the Afghan military, “We saw that the force was unable to defend the country and it happened much sooner than we anticipated.”Also Read:Fixed Deposit Customer alert! Axis Bank revises FD interest rates – new rates here
The turmoil in Afghanistan draws unwanted attention to President Biden, who has focused largely on domestic agendas including recovering from the pandemic, winning congressional approval for trillions of dollars in infrastructure spending, and protecting voting rights. is included.
According to White House officials, Biden remained at Camp David on Sunday, where he was constantly briefed on Afghanistan and held conference calls with members of his national security team. The next several days could be crucial in determining whether the US is able to regain some degree of control over the situation.Also Read:NPS: How to get Rs 34 lakhs by investing just Rs 50 daily ! Here’s how
Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump has said that the fall of Kabul without opposing the Taliban would be recorded as the biggest defeat in American history.
“What Biden did in Afghanistan is unprecedented,” Trump said in a statement after the Taliban took over the presidential palace in Kabul and its elected leader Ashraf Ghani left the country with his senior officials and moved to Tajikistan. It will be remembered as the greatest defeat in American history.” Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has called it a failure of the Biden administration.