USA service members walk off a helicopter on the runway at Camp Bost in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, September 11, 2017.
Joe Biden has planned to withdraw all remaining USA troops from Afghanistan by September 11.
Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.
The drawdown, finally ending America's longest war despite mounting fears of a Taliban victory, delays by around five months an agreement with the Taliban inked by former President Donald Trump to pull troops.
This comes as the Foreign Ministry of Turkey announced the date of a "Peace Conference" on Afghanistan which is set to be held in Istanbul from 24th of April until 4th of May.
A senior administration official said the President believes the U.S. has met the objectives it set at the outset of the war in 2001 and that in order to fully attend to "the threats and challenges of 2021, as opposed to those of 2001", the administration needs to focus on the most acute challenges it faces now.
The Taliban militant group said Wednesday that it would not engage in any more diplomatic negotiations until all foreign forces leave the country.
His intervention came just hours after it emerged that the US would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan about five months later than Washington had originally agreed with the insurgents.
Refusing to hand over Osama Bin Laden, the head of the terror group, who was quickly identified as the man responsible, the USA invaded Afghanistan, marking the start of the Afghanistan war against the Taliban. Frank McKenzie, center, top US commander for the Middle East, makes an unannounced visit in Kabul, Afghanistan. Also, about 7,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops in Afghanistan rely on USA logistics and security support. Germany has the second-largest force in Afghanistan, numbering over 1,000.