April 23, the Pentagon officially confirmed the beginning of the procedure for the “complete withdrawal of US forces and assets from Afghanistan” , which should be completed by September 11.
By Sept. 11, 2021, all U.S. forces must be out of Afghanistan. … While the 3,500 troops currently in Afghanistan will leave that country by the end of the summer, some will remain in the region, Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr. said during a hearing before the House Armed Services Committee.
The Pentagon will deploy at least 6 B-52H Stratofortress strategic bombers and a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the Middle East to ensure the safety of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
The increased presence in the region should also send a signal to the Taliban that the United States is committed to a peaceful withdrawal.
For support directly on the ground, it is planned to transfer ranger units to Afghanistan.
/ The Wall Street Journal /