President George W Bush first sent troups to Afghanistan in response to a terror attack that took down the Twin Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City. The goal was to tear down the organization that mounted the attack. Troops from the US and Canada have been sent there since 2001 until now. Today in an anoucment Joe Biden states that troop will be brought home.
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Ashraf Ghani. They discussed their continued commitment to a strong bilateral partnership following the departure of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and affirmed shared respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by American forces, alongside NATO allies and operational partners, as well as by the Afghan people and Afghan service members over the past two decades. President Biden emphasized that the United States will continue to support the Afghan people, including through continued development, humanitarian, and security assistance. President Biden and President Ghani reaffirmed their shared conviction that every effort should be made to achieve a political settlement so that the Afghan people can live in peace.