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21 hours ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
William Burns served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administration (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Top US generals backed William Burns on opposing the Afghanistan decision
  • Antony Blinken said the US should focus on other threats
  • Biden annouced the withdrawal of US troops on September 11

5 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden was former US President Barack Obama's second in command. (Photo Credit: Instagram/Joe Biden)

  • Obama called for Americans to remember the sacrifices made by the members of the armed forces
  • Speaker Pelosi said she backs "safe, strategic and orderly departure" of US troops
  • Defense Secretary Austin said he seeks to continue the funding of Afghan Security forces

5 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
US President Joe Biden made the announcements on Wednesday. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Biden hopes to secure women's rights by deploying humanitarian aid
  • He will also speak to neighbouring stakeholders to assist 
  • NATO has followed the tracks of US and announced the withdrawal of its troops

5 days ago.Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghani prisoners after being released from Talibani detention. (Photo Credit: AFP File)

  • President Joe Biden will soon be announcing the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan
  • A US intelligence reports suggets the Afghan government will struggle with keeping Taliban at bay
  • A complete withdrawal of troops will be phased, with the deadline being September 11, 2021

1 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The announcement for Augmented Reality powered headgears was made jointly by Microsoft and the US Military. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • The headsets are based on commercially available HoloLens
  • Microsoft will rapidly start producing the Integrated Augmentation System
  • The headsets will make soldiers safer and more effective, according to a Microsoft official

1 April.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Advocates for trans servicemembers cheered the news. (Photo Credit: Twiiter/@PentagonPresSec)

  • DOD press secretary John Kirby announced the update on transgender service policy
  • Biden signed an executive order repealing the transgender ban in first week of office
  • Trump initially ordered a ban on transgender troops in a series of tweets in July 2017

17 March.Kabul, Afghanistan
As part of the agreement signed in Qatar last September, the US is required to completely pull out its troops from Afghanistan by May 1. (Photo Credit: Representational Image-AP/PTI)

  • President Joe Biden said it will be "tough" to meet the May 1 deadline
  • He took a a direct swipe at his predecessor Donald Trump for what he said was "not a very solidly negotiated deal"
  • "The Americans should end their occupation in accordance with the Doha deal," the Taliban have said

17 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden looks on during his visit to Smith Flooring, Inc., Tuesday March 16, 2021, in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The US agreed to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan 
  • Held in Qatar in September last year, the peace talks have yielded little results
  • "The fact is that that was not a very solidly negotiated deal," Biden said, taking a direct swipe at Donald Trump

9 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Joe Biden has marked the International Women's day with a series of initiatives. (Photo credit: Twitter/@JoeBiden)

  • US Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost was nominated to head Transportation Command
  • Three-star army general Laura Richardson was nominated to lead Southern Command
  • If the Senate confirms their nominations, then both will follow Lori Robinson, who was the first woman to helm a military command