June 24, 2021

Biden administration plans to evacuate Afghans who worked with U.S.

Featuring Lisa Curtis

Source: The Washington Post

Journalists Missy Ryan, Anne Gearan

American presidents used visits to NATO headquarters over the past 20 years to talk up the military and moral imperatives in Afghanistan, where U.S. and allied forces fought side by side.

But President Biden pivoted at NATO last week, focusing on China and cyber threats. As the last U.S. forces prepare to leave Afghanistan, the conflict was almost a footnote.

“Our troops are coming home, but we agreed that our diplomatic, economic and humanitarian commitment to the Afghan people and our support for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces will endure,” Biden said on June 14.

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Authors

  • Lisa Curtis

    Senior Fellow and Director, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Lisa Curtis is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She is a foreign policy and national securit...