Jen Psaki on Afghanistan Withdrawal: 'It's a 20-year War that Has Not Been Won Militarily'

Jen Psaki on Afghanistan Withdrawal: 'It's a 20-year War that Has Not Been Won Militarily'


White House press secretary Jen Psaki addressed President Joe Biden’s decision to fulfill former President Donald Trump’s pledge to withdraw United States military forces from Afghanistan, stating, “We’re not going to have a ‘mission accomplished’ moment in this regard. It’s a 20-year war that has not been won militarily.”

.@PressSec Jen Psaki on Afghanistan withdrawal: “We’re not going to have a ‘mission accomplished’ moment in this regard. It’s a 20-year war that has not been won militarily.” pic.twitter.com/ngmD8GwS5O

— The Hill (@thehill) July 8, 2021

A transcript is as follows: 

REPORTER: Is this speech that’s happening by the president considered the final word by the White House as America’s longest war draws down or does the president plan to mark this in some other way when all of the troops are home?

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JEN PSAKI: I would say the president will continue to update the American people as commander-in-chief

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