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Biden to honor 9/11 victims as shadow of Afghan war looms – Brospar Daily News

President Joe Biden will mark the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, a year after ending the long and costly war waged by the United States and its allies in Afghanistan in response to terrorist attacks.

By ending the war in Afghanistan, the Democratic president delivered on his campaign promise to bring back US troops from the country’s longest conflict. But the war ended chaotically in August 2021, when Afghanistan’s US-backed government fell amid a nationwide push by the Taliban, which brought the fundamentalist group back to power.

An extremist group based in Afghanistan claims a bomb attack at Kabul airport that killed 170 Afghans and 13 American soldiers, where thousands of desperate Afghans have gathered in the hope that the last American cargo plane will fly over the ‘Hindu Kush Escape before the mountains.

In remarks on Sunday, White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said Biden would recognize the impact of the 2001 attacks on the United States and the world, and would address the hackers of Al-Qaeda air force who took control of the commercial plane and killed nearly 3,000 people on the day it crashed. Tribute to the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and land in Pennsylvania.

“I think you’ll hear him talk about how the United States is going to be alert to threats, but also anticipate future threats and challenges and be able to learn how to deal with those threats and challenges.” , said Kirby.

Biden celebrated the first anniversary of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan in a low-key fashion at the end of the month. He issued a statement honoring the 13 American soldiers killed in the Kabul airport bombing and spoke by phone with American veterans who help resettle Afghans in the United States who have contributed at war.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday criticized Biden’s handling of the end of the war, noting that the country has been on a downward spiral under the Taliban since the United States pulled out.

“Now, a year after last August’s disaster, the devastating consequences of President Biden’s decision have become starker,” McConnell said. “Afghanistan has become a global pariah. It The economy has shrunk by almost a third. Half of its population now suffers from severe levels of food insecurity.

First Lady Jill Biden will speak at the National Memorial Service for Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sunday. Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband will travel to New York for a memorial service at the National September 11 Memorial.

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