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Afghanistan turmoil

Biden adds forces for Afghan evacuation, defends withdrawal decision

'Endless American presence ... not acceptable,' US president says

Biden defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday that he had approved additional military forces to go to Kabul to help safely draw down the American embassy and remove personnel from Afghanistan.

In a lengthy statement, Biden defended his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, arguing that Afghan forces had to fight back against Taliban forces sweeping through the country.

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