Britain’s military chief expressed disappointment over troop withdrawal


KABUL: Britain’s military chief, General Nick Carter expressed disappointment over US President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, The Independent reported on Saturday.
It was “not a move we wished for,” but that the UK appreciated the new US administration’s position, Chief of the Defence Staff General Nick Carter said.
His remarks came after Vice President Joe Biden declared this week that the remaining 2,500 troops in Afghanistan will withdraw by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
“It’s time to put an end to America’s longest war,” Biden added. The time has come for American troops to return home, he said last Wednesday.