In his address to the nation, the US President named the only US interest in Afghanistan.
After the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the US President made several statements to the nation. He also explained that the US military had been doing for 20 years in a distant country. According to Joe Biden, the only interest was to prevent the transformation of Afghanistan into a springboard for terrorists, according to RIA Novosti.
At the same time, he stressed that, in principle, this task was solved 10 years ago. Apparently, he means the elimination of the leader of the terrorist Islamic organization “Al Qaeda” * Osama bin Laden. True, he was killed not in Afghanistan, where, under the pretext of hunting for terrorist number 1 after the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, when the Twin Towers collapsed, America sent troops, but in a neighboring country, Pakistan. Nevertheless, for 20 years, the United States has been building up its military contingent in Afghanistan, with the peak in the number of military personnel in 2012, 130 thousand. By this time, the US abuser was already dead.
But, according to the US President, the fight against terrorism remains relevant to this day. Perhaps the American authorities decided to change the methods and instruments of struggle. Earlier, in his speech, Joe Biden said that the era of large military operations to introduce democratic regimes in other countries is over.
* Al Qaeda – an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation
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