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President Biden to withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11

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Afghan troops to be out by Sept. 11President Joe Biden plans to pull all military forces out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11, ending U.S. presence in the Middle Eastern nation by the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that spurred America's longest war.

The move will extend military presence in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 withdrawal date previously negotiated by former President Donald Trump.

Biden sees "no military solution" for the problems in Afghanistan, a senior administration official said. The U.S. will instead focus efforts on putting the "full weight" of the U.S. government behind diplomatic efforts to reach a peace agreement between the Taliban and Afghan government, according to the official.

"But what we will not do is use our troops as bargaining chips in that process," said the official, who agreed to discuss the plans Tuesday on the condition of anonymity.


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