U.S. completes 90 percent of Afghanistan withdrawal

Biden stated Friday that "We're exactly on track as to where we expect" and this aligns with his deadline to end America's longest-running war by Sept. 11, which is the 20th anniversary the terrorist attacks of 2001. Tuesday was the first day since June that the Pentagon published rough progress reports. Progress reports at the time stated that withdrawal was over 50% complete, but they stopped being specific for "operational security reasons" and to protect force protection. The Taliban have gained significant ground as the military moves troops and equipment out the country. According to the Foundation for Defense of Democracies which has closely followed the conflict, the Taliban has gained control of 10% of the country in the past six days. The Taliban control 188 of the country’s 407 districts and another 135. FDD senior fellow Bill Roggio warned that Afghanistan was "at risk" of collapse, noting that Afghan security forces have surrendered to the Taliban without fighting around the country. According to U.S intelligence officials, the Afghan government could fall in six months. Roggio stated in a statement that "if the Afghan government doesn't get a grip on the security situation, and finds a way of regaining control over the north," Roggio warned.


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