“The grief is raw," Biden said of Section 60, where America's most recent war dead are buried. "It’s a visceral reminder of the living cost of war.”
"It is time to end America’s longest war," President Joe Biden said.
Like Obama and Trump, Biden promised to end America's 20-year involvement in Afghanistan. He says setting a new deadline will help him fulfill that pledge.
Like Biden, the last two presidents repeatedly criticized the U.S. campaign in Afghanistan. Both left office with thousands of American troops still in the country.
President Joe Biden will soon announce whether he plans to keep the 3,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan deployed there beyond a May 1 deadline for their departure.
The president doubled down on his promise to end America's longest-running war at a Thursday press conference, though he said a May 1 deadline seemed unlikely.
"President Biden has a chance to raise the harsh refugee caps imposed by the Trump administration — and help families like mine reunite in the U.S."
"A young military man working in Afghanistan told me that elections in Afghanistan are ... much better run than the USA’s 2020 Election," the president tweeted.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in Kabul.
The international press freedom group Reporters Without Borders has called Afghanistan one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists.