Biden Admin Will Invest 'Nearly $300 Million' in Afghanistan

Biden Admin Will Invest 'Nearly $300 Million' in Afghanistan

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced this week that the administration of President Joe Biden expects to immediately invest “nearly $300 million” in aid to Afghanistan, potentially just the beginning in what Blinken has advertised as heightened civilian engagement in the country.

Blinken has repeatedly stated this month that the United States would continue to be a “partner” with the Afghan government in rebuilding the country after two decades of war prompted by Washington’s invasion in 2001. Biden announced that he would extend the U.S. military presence in the country for at least another four months in a speech in April, stating he would not abide by the May 1 withdrawal deadline set by predecessor Donald Trump and instead withdraw all troops by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks that prompted the Afghan War.

“It’s time for American troops to come home,” Biden declared announcing the

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