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Ending 'Forever War,' Biden orders Afghan withdrawal from May 1

NATO also announces drawdown, amid fears of Taliban resurgence

U.S. President Joe Biden walks among graves in Section 60 during a visit to pay his respects in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia on April 14. 

NEW YORK -- President Joe Biden has announced the end of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, sealing the fate of America's longest war in history.

In a televised address on Wednesday, the U.S. president, who is the fourth American commander-in-chief to oversee the war, said: "It is time to end America's longest war. It is time for American troops to come home."

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