All eyes on the Indo-Pacific following Afghanistan withdrawal
President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is an “uncomfortable but necessary” reorientation of the United States’ strategic priories in the face of Chinese aggression, one analyst contends.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced that all US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September this year, marking an end to a 20-year conflict triggered by the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, which led to the deaths of almost 3,000 civilians.
The historic announcement has polarised analysts, rekindling debate over the US’ foreign policy strategy.
Some observers claim that the move suggests Biden would lead an “introspective America”, focused on addressing domestic challenges.