The US Department of Defense revealed on Thursday that it will be sending thousands of US troops to Afghanistan as part of the branch’s efforts to assist in the departure of diplomats and other American civilians in the country.
Since President Joe Biden was sworn into office, U.S. Troops began leaving Afghanistan. What started as a discrete transition is now an openly publicized topic, engaging worldwide involvement.
The U.S. has left behind thousands of vehicles, supplies weapons, and ammunition. With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, it’s only a matter of time until they gain possession of these resources. The American taxpayer will ultimately have funded the Taliban’s new arsenal of technology.
Pentagon spokesperson Adm. John Kirby, stated to reporters that additional troops would be added on top of the 650 U.S. troops which are already stationed in Afghanistan.
Kirby stated that “3,000 troops would be deployed to the Hamid Karzai International Airport over the next few days,” and that “a reserve force of 3,500 to 4,000 from Fort Bragg, will stage out of Kuwait.”
“This is about prudent preparations,” the admiral underscored when asked about the high troop figures. “We believe it’s appropriate to the security situation.”
Boris Johnson has stated the UK will take 5,000 displaced Afghan Refugees.
Russia, who has been closely following Afghanistan, expressed concern
“We told the Americans in a direct and straightforward way that it would change a lot of things not only in our perceptions of what’s going on in that important region, but also in our relations with the United States,” deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
During the summit between Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Geneva in June, Russia opposed the idea of redeploying US troops from Afghanistan
“Does that mean that they can be sent without visas to those countries, to our neighbours, while they themselves (the West) don’t want to take them without visas?” TASS news agency quoted Putin over the withdrawal of the U.S. in Afghanistan and the potential to bring militants disguised as Afghani refugees into surrounding countries.
“Why is there such a humiliating approach to solving the problem?” he said. “We don’t want militants showing up here under cover of refugees,” TASS cited Putin as saying.
“We are seeing the statements the Talibs made about ceasing combat actions, an amnesty for all of those involved in the confrontation, about a need for a nationwide dialogue … they are being implemented,” he was cited by RIA as saying.
China’s foreign ministry made a statement in May, as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan began.
“It needs to be pointed out that the recent abrupt US announcement of complete withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan has led to a succession of explosive attacks throughout the country, worsening the security situation, and threatening peace and stability, as well as people’s life and safety,” spokesperson Hua Chunying said
“If the United States wants to take these people to its country, it is possible to transfer them directly to their country by planes. No one should expect the Turkish nation to bear the burden of the migration crises experienced as a result of the decisions of third countries in our region.” stated the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
It’s not America’s responsibility to police the world, especially when our nation is no longer under attack from that country. Biden finally achieved something that no President before him had successfully done: bring our troops home. The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is giving more power and resources to the Taliban. Could their rise to power in Afghanistan contribute to future attacks on the United States? Is this removing 20 years of work our military has put into the country? Will neighboring countries step in to defend Afghanistan from the Taliban? Why is it the sole responsibility of America?