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Antony Blinken, the United States Secretary of State, gave reasons for his opposition to the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan when he appeared before a delegation on Capitol Hill.
In a preliminary statement released before the House of Representatives committee on Monday, Blinken said “even a hopeless review did not predict that Kabul government forces would collapse when US troops remained”, and there was no “evidence” that the long-term presence would change the outcome.
“If 20 years and hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, equipment, and training are not enough, why another year, or five, or 10, would make a difference?” Blinken asked.
“On the contrary, there is nothing that competitors like China and Russia – or enemies like Iran and North Korea – would prefer more than the United States to resume the 20-year war and remain in Afghanistan for ten years,” he added.
Biden officials have been widely criticized for not understanding the situation Afghanistan before it came out last month, I farmed on August 31 even though the Taliban had taken over the major cities in the country and taken over Kabul.
As thousands of asylum seekers surrounded the Hamid Karzai International airport in the last days of the US military, militant security forces killed several people, including Afghan nationals and civilians. 13 members of the U.S. military.
So far, thousands of vulnerable Afghans who supported allies in the 20-year war were the rest, as well as 200 Americans, some of whom remain in the country.
“We will continue to support the American people – and the Afghan people with whom we have a special commitment – leave Afghanistan if they choose, as we have done in other countries where we deported our ambassador and hundreds or even thousands of Americans remained – for example, in Libya, Syria, Venezuela, “Yemen, it’s Somalia. There is no deadline for this project,” Blinken said.
He said the US would continue to help people in the country, even though the Taliban, which is under US sanctions, control Afghanistan. “In line with the restrictions, aid will not flow through government, but through non-governmental organizations such as NGOs and UN agencies.”