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Biden unveils Afghanistan troop withdrawal plan from the same room where Bush announced the war in 2001

Summary List PlacementPresident Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, addressing the nation from the same room where then-President George W. Bush announced the start of the war in 2001 "It is time to end America's longest war," Biden said from the Treaty Room...

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President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his plans to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, addressing the nation from the same room where then-President George W. Bush announced the start of the war in 2001

“It is time to end America’s longest war,” Biden said from the Treaty Room in the White House, nearly 20 years after Bush spoke against the same backdrop. “It is time for American troops to come home.”

Bush carried out the first US airstrikes in Afghanistan on October 7, just weeks after the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. 

Biden announced on Wednesday his administration’s framework to end the US’s military mission in the country and establish a diplomatic presence. 

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