Transcript for President Biden expected to announce removal of troops in Afghanistan
President Biden is expected to announce an ends to the longest war in American history. Officials say Biden will pull all US troops out of Afghanistan by September 11. Twenty years since the terror attacks that started the war chief White House correspondent Cecilia Vega has the details Cecilia good morning. Diane good morning to so there are still as many as 3500. American troops in Afghanistan right now this draw down one bring that number down to zero. It's been called America's longest war it's been called America's for ever war and just take a look at these numbers they're absolutely staggering more than 2300 US troops killed. In this time period more than 40000 Afghan civilians killed there the cost 825. Billion billion dollars. Now the administration says the threats facing the United States have changed in the last two decades at al-Qaeda. No longer poses a threat to the homeland Republicans say this strategy of drawing down these troops right now though. Abandons our allies in the region Mitch McConnell says this is turning tail. And running but the administration says humanitarian aid will still be provided to that region Diane after the president makes his announcement today he then heads over to. Arlington cemetery not too far from the White House where he will be paying tribute to those service members who were killed in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Time chief White House correspondent Cynthia Vega thanks for that Cecilia.
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