Is time really being called on Americas longest war in Afghanistan?

US aircraft, drones and special forces may continue warfare remotely

In a televised speech on the 14 April President Biden announced a complete US troop withdrawal from what he called the “forever war” in Afghanistan by 11 September 2021—the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. It has also been agreed to withdraw the NATO Resolute Support Mission by the same date. Opinion on the wisdom of this decision is mixed and Afghanistan’s future is uncertain. It also seems likely that US support will continue remotely in some form. The possibilities range from strategic advice to intelligence sharing to training (presumably outside Afghanistan) to airstrikes and other forms of remote warfare.

Read the attached pdf briefing to find out more.