Biden to deliver policy speech on Afghanistan

Biden to deliver policy speech on Afghanistan

U.S. President Joe Biden said he will speak on Afghanistan on Thursday, days after American troops pulled out of their main military base 20 years after entering the country.

Biden made the remark to reporters at the White House when asked if he was worried about Kabul falling in the face of a ramped-up Taliban offensive.

Biden said on Friday that some American forces would still be in Afghanistan in September as part of a “rational drawdown with allies.”

White House spokesperson Jen Psaki said in a statement that Biden would speak about “our continued drawdown efforts and ongoing security and humanitarian assistance” to the Afghan people and military on Thursday afternoon, Euronews reported.

On Thursday morning, Biden would meet with his national security team to receive an update on the progress of the drawdown from Afghanistan, Psaki said.