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NEWS & ANALYSIS

Please Don't End My Endless War! McConnell Wants Troops Back in Afghanistan


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wants Biden to send more troops back into Afghanistan past the August 31 deadline for withdrawal. 

McConnell called Biden’s Afghanistan policy “reckless” and said that if the administration doesn’t send additional troops to back up Afghani forces, the U.S. embassy in Kabul could be overtaken by insurgents, per The Hill.

“Here’s what should happen now. President Biden should immediately commit to providing more support to Afghan forces, starting with close air support beyond August 31st. Without it, al Qaeda and the Taliban may celebrate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks by burning down our Embassy in Kabul,” McConnell said in a Thursday statement. 

“Unless President Biden adjusts course quickly, the Taliban is on track to secure a significant military victory. The latest news of a further drawdown at our Embassy and a hasty deployment of military forces seems like preparations for the fall of Kabul. President Biden’s decisions have us hurtling toward an even worse sequel to the humiliating fall of Saigon in 1975,” McConnell said. 

As previously reported by Human Events News, the Pentagon is preparing to evacuate the American Embassy and U.S. citizens in Kabul. On Thursday, the embassy sent an alert, urging Americans to “leave Afghanistan immediately using available commercial flight options.”