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After 20 Years U.S. Withdraws from Afghanistan, Leaving Hundreds of Americans Stranded

Gen. Kenneth McKenzie acknowledged that they failed to get all Americans out of Afghanistan

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After 20 years, the United States is ending its mission in Afghanistan. This Monday, the last U.S. Army plane left Afghan territory, as part of the withdrawal promoted by Joe Biden’s government.

The information was confirmed by General Kenneth McKenzie during a press conference at the Pentagon. Likewise, McKenzie acknowledged that, during the Democratic administration’s evacuation plan, they failed to get all Americans out of Afghanistan.

“here’s a lot of heartbreak associated with this departure. We did not get everyone out that we wanted to get out,” the military officer said.

U.S. Army Withdrawal

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan has been fraught with uncertainty. The Taliban set a deadline of Aug. 31 for all citizens who wanted to leave.

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Joe Biden did not keep his promise to get all Americans out before evacuating the U.S. Army. (Image: EFE)

In fact, this Monday, a senior White House official indicated that the U.S. evacuated 1,200 people from Afghanistan in the last 24 hours, according to EFE. This is an increase compared to previous days.

Specifically, according to an official who requested anonymity, 26 aircraft evacuated 1,200 people and two coalition aircraft took another 50 out of Afghanistan.

In this way, Biden did not fulfill the promise he made when announcing the withdrawal of troops when he said that he would evacuate all Americans and collaborators from Afghanistan, and promised a “calm and orderly” exit. None of that happened.

As the last American plane leaves, there are still citizens in Afghanistan. And just as importantly, the withdrawal has ended with a terrorist attack on the Kabul airport that prompted U.S. military action in response.

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