Mr. Biden has appointed Jake Sullivan, National Security Adviser, to conduct an inter-ministerial investigation into Afghanistan’s policy. As a result, department representatives met 10 times, 3 times at the cabinet level, and 4 times in the situation room including the president.
The Byden team considered other options, including maintaining a small number of troops for counterterrorism operations or to support Afghan security forces, but it was just “magical thinking.” I inferred that it would require more troops than sustainable. They discussed whether to renegotiate the Trump agreement to elicit more concessions, but the Taliban revealed that it would not return to the negotiating table and considered the binding force of Trump’s deal.
Biden’s adviser also considered extending the withdrawal deadline until winter after the end of the traditional combat season to reduce the risk of transition for the Afghan government. The Afghanistan Research Group is a panel chartered by bipartisan parliament, including Mr. O’Sullivan, led by former Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, and extended the deadline of May 1 in February. However, it was recommended to seek better conditions. Pull it out.
However, Biden extended until August 31 after security experts warned that it would be dangerous enough to take time to withdraw after the decision was announced.
Especially influential to Mr Biden was a series of intelligence he demanded about Afghanistan’s neighbors and nearby neighbors, and Russia and China wanted the United States to remain stagnant in Afghanistan.
After all, officials said all options would eventually lead to one of the two ultimate options-complete escape as Mr. Trump agreed, or long-term with more people. The army prepares for a more dangerous shooting war. Not everyone in the room preferred Mr Biden’s path, but officials claimed that everyone had heard.
“Biden faced basically the same problems Trump faced,” said Vali Nasr, senior adviser to Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard C. Holbrook. You must leave to return. “