Joe Biden Is Reportedly Sending More Troops To Afghanistan

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President Joe Biden's government is planning to send an additional 650 American troops to Afghanistan to aid in the withdrawal process, CNN reported.

As noted by Breitbart, the claims have circulated through Afghanistan’s Khaama Press and Pajhwok Afghan News.

According to CNN, the deployment of more soldiers to the region was greenlit by Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin late last week. 

The publication cited several defense officials who claimed the additional troops are intended to protect U.S. forces as they exit the landlocked country.

Troops Will Be Out Of The Country By September 11

U.S. troops are allegedly set to be out of the country by September 11. 

Donald Trump previously made a deal with the Taliban that involved American troops withdrawing from the region by May 1, and Biden has faced some criticism for pushing the date forward.

Gen. Austin Scott Miller, commander of US Forces Afghanistan and NATO's Resolute Support Mission, recently addressed the withdrawal.

"All of our forces are now preparing to retrograde. Officially the notification date will be the first of May, but at the same time as we start taking local actions we have already begun that."

Biden Has Faced Criticism From The Taliban

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The Taliban was not pleased by Biden's breach of the U.S. agreement made with them under Trump.

Per Breitbart, the military organization claimed that it no longer had any reason to hold off on attacking American troops between May and September, as was stipulated in the agreement.

In addition to halting attacks on American troops, the deal required the Taliban to sever its ties with foreign terrorist groups like al-Qaeda.

Biden broke the Trump-era deal to move the date of withdrawal to the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Operations Might Continue After Withdrawal

While the U.S. appears set to have its troops fully withdrawn from the region by later this year, that doesn't mean the military is done with the country.

Gen. Frank McKenzie, the commander of US Central Command, which includes Afghanistan and the Middle East, claimed that America still wants to have the ability to conduct counter-terrorism missions via aircraft and carry out surveillance and reconnaissance.

"We will have an architecture in the theater that will allow us to look into Afghanistan. It will not give us the same picture that we have now. It will allow us to see in."

Biden Has Been Criticized For His Approach To Russia

Amid reports of Biden's plans for Afghanistan, the president has faced scrutiny for his approach to Russia and its increased hostility toward Ukraine.

As The Inquisitr reported, Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed that the head of state is moving toward war with Russia. The remarks came in the wake of Biden's new sanctions on the country.

Although Biden initially planned to send American warships to the Black Sea in support of Ukraine, he walked back the proposal after the battles between Ukrainian soldiers and Russian-backed separatists in Europe.