War in Afghanistan
The U.S. military says two American service members have been killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.
Sources: USA Today
Sources: USA Today
U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) announces that the U.S. Senate Committee will hold hearings into the Biden administration's execution of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, as well as the Trump administration's deal with the Taliban.
U.S. president Joe Biden authorizes the deployment of 5,000 American troops to Afghanistan to help evacuate diplomatic staff and personnel. He reaffirms that the United States should end its 20-year presence in the country.
President Ashraf Ghani blames the worsening security situation in Afghanistan on the sudden withdrawal of U.S. troops amid a rapid advance of the Taliban across the country. Ghani warns that the Islamist group has not severed ties with other terrorist groups. The Taliban rejects Ghani's statement.
General Austin Scott Miller formally relinquishes control of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He is replaced by Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie.
It is announced that around 650 American forces will remain in the country of Afghanistan to provide security for workers at the Kabul embassy after most troops withdraw from Afghanistan.
The United States formally begins withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan to mark the final phase of the end to its longest war. Additionally, NATO also starts withdrawing their troops.
The U.S. State Department orders a portion of their staff to leave the Kabul embassy as a step of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan.
United States Army General Austin S. Miller announces that U.S. troops have started their withdrawal from Afghanistan. However, he also warned that Afghan security forces "must be ready" to take over.
U.S. President Joe Biden formally announces that American troops will leave Afghanistan by September 11.
The U.S. military warns that the Kabul Attack Network, comprised of fighters from various jihadist groups such as the Taliban and Haqqani networks, is planning attacks on people in the Parwan, Khost, Kabul, and Logar Provinces, Afghanistan, and asks for information from the Afghan public.