U.S. begins Afghanistan withdrawal, deploys navy property to guard troops
U.S. Marines board a U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey in Helmand province, Afghanistan.
Cpl. Alejandro Pena | U.S. Marine Corps photograph
WASHINGTON – The White Home confirmed Thursday that the U.S. navy has begun its withdrawal from Afghanistan and proactively deployed extra troops and navy gear to guard forces within the area.
“Potential adversaries ought to know that in the event that they assault us in our withdrawal, we are going to defend ourselves, [and] our companions, with all of the instruments at our disposal,” White Home deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre instructed reporters touring on Air Power One.
“Whereas these actions will initially lead to elevated forces ranges, we stay dedicated to having all U.S. navy personnel out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11, 2021,” she stated, including that the Biden administration is intent on a “protected and accountable” exit from the war-torn nation.
The Pentagon has quickly supplied B-52H Stratofortress plane to U.S. Central Command, the combatant command that oversees American operations within the Center East. A U.S. Navy service strike group can be within the area to supply assist.
Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has beforehand stated that Protection Division management will proceed to evaluate the necessity for extra navy capabilities because the departure of U.S. and coalition forces proceeds.
Earlier this month, Biden introduced a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, ending America’s longest struggle.
The removing of roughly 3,000 U.S. service members coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist assaults, which spurred America’s entry into prolonged wars within the Center East and Central Asia.
Biden’s withdrawal timeline breaks with a proposed deadline brokered final 12 months by the Trump administration with the Taliban. In response to that deal, all international forces would have needed to depart Afghanistan by Might 1.