The White House has released a review of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan that blames former President Donald Trump and the intelligence services for the failure.
According to the news agency, the review report has been sent to Congress, where the Republican majority in the House of Representatives is investigating whether President Joe Biden has failed during the August 2021 recall.
In presenting the summary, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby acknowledged that mistakes had been made in the withdrawal. “Ending any war is not an easy task, certainly not even after 20 years,” he told reporters. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t workable.
In the report, the White House largely blamed former President Donald Trump for creating the conditions that led to the defeat, but also acknowledged that U.S. intelligence services had been monitoring the strength of the Taliban and the Afghan government. Fail to understand the weakness of forces.
President Joe Biden refused to send another generation of Americans to fight a war that should have ended long ago for America, the report’s summary said.
In the summary, the White House said in reference to the February 2020 agreement between the Trump administration and the Taliban that it (the agreement) put the incoming Biden administration in an impossible position. The Trump administration had given the Biden administration a withdrawal date but had no plans to follow through.
The report also stated that Trump had steadily reduced the US troop presence in Afghanistan during his last 11 months in office. By the time Joe Biden takes office in January 2021, only 2,500 personnel are in Afghanistan. As a result, the Taliban were in the strongest military position.
On the other hand, Donald Trump in a post on his social app on Thursday termed the current White House as a fool and said that they are responsible for surrendering arms in Afghanistan.