- President Biden formally announced his decision to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan on May 1, with a full withdrawal by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
- Biden's plan to end America's longest war has prompted a split on Capitol Hill among both Republicans and Democrats.
- The US and its allies invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 in retaliation for Al-Qaeda's attack on the US, which was planned and executed in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. About 2,500 US troops remain in the country.
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