Biden keeps August 31 deadline to complete Afghan Mission

The US has said it will go ahead with its plan to conclude its Afghanistan mission by August 31, even as the evacuation effort, which is now in its “retrograde period”, is facing an “ongoing and acute threat” from ISIS-K.

August 31 is the deadline set by both the US and the Taliban for America’s pullout from war-torn Afghanistan.The threat is ongoing and it is active. Our troops are still in danger. That continues to be the case every day that they are there. This is the most dangerous part of the mission,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Friday.