Remarks by President Biden on the End of the War in Afghanistan

State Dining Room 3:28 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Last night in Kabul, the United States ended 20 years of war in Afghanistan — the longest war in American history. We completed one of the biggest airlifts in history, with more than 120,000 people evacuated to safety. That number is more than double what most experts ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport

  Remarks by President Biden on the Terror Attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport August 26, 2021 Speeches and Remarks East Room 5:24 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Been a tough day.  This evening in Kabul, as you all know, terrorists attacked — that we’ve been talking about and worried about, that the intelligence community has ... Read More»

Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about continued coordination in Afghanistan, including ways to encourage adherence to international obligations as well as the safety and security of all Afghan and international citizens.   Secretary Blinken’s Call with UK Foreign Secretary Raab READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON AUGUST ... Read More»

Remarks by President Biden on the Way Forward in Afghanistan

War in Afghanistan was never meant to be a multi-generational undertaking. We were attacked. We went to war with clear goals. We achieved those objectives. Bin Laden is dead, and al Qaeda is degraded in Iraq — in Afghanistan. And it’s time to end the forever war. Read More»
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