Transcript for Biden to remove all US forces from Afghanistan by Sept. 11
All right, George. Now to the apparent end of the longest war in U.S. History, president Biden expected to announce today the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan by September 11th. 20 years after the terror attacks on 9/11. Chief white house correspondent Cecilia Vega has those details for us. Good morning, Cecilia. Reporter: Hi, robin. Good morning. There are still as many as 3500 American troops there in Afghanistan right now and this drawdown would bring that number to zero. It's been called America's forever war and let me just show you the numbers. They are staggering. Take a look. More than 2300 American troops killed in this time period, more than 40,000 Afghan civilians killed there. The cost, $825 billion. The administration says the threats have changed facing the United States in the last two decades. Al Qaeda no longer poses a threat to the homeland but some Republicans are pushing back right now, Mitch Mcconnell is saying we are turning tail and running saying we're abandoning our allies there. Humanitarian aid will still be provided and, robin, after the president makes this announcement he will head to Arlington cemetery to pay respects to those service members who were killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. All right, Cecilia, thank you. Michael. Now to the latest in the
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