U.S. service members secure the perimeter at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan in support of Resolute Support, March 17, 2020. ORS is a NATO-led train, advise, and assist mission seeking reconciliation and peace for Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Pfiester)
“There needs to be a decision,” said a senior officer. An ex-official said Biden is “dithering” and leaders want him to "tell us what we’re doing here.”
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's lack of a final decision on the future status of U.S. troops in Afghanistan just three weeks before a deadline for their complete withdrawal has begun to frustrate some military officials, according to current and former senior U.S. officials.
"There needs to be a decision," a senior military officer said.
A former senior official described Biden as "dithering" and said the view among military leaders is increasingly "just tell us what we're doing here." Whether to abide by the May 1 deadline, and if not how to proceed with a war that began 20 years ago this fall, is among the first high-stakes foreign policy decisions Biden has faced since taking office.
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WNU Editor: The Biden administration does not know what to do. Hence these US troops are staying.