Trump Administration’s Careful Afghanistan Withdrawal Plans Were Ignored By Biden Regime
The overarching theme was a conditions-based withdrawal, whereby the U.S. military would leave Afghanistan in increments if the Taliban met clear conditions, according to Patel. Among other things, the Taliban were required to reject and repudiate Al Qaeda, and would have to negotiate in good faith. The U.S. would also maintain a special operations contingent in place, and would retain the capacity to launch air strikes under specific circumstances.
The Trump plan included retaining control of Bagram Air
Base until all Americans were withdrawn from Afghanistan. A large, sprawling
site, Bagram has multiple airfields and other facilities that safely can handle
significant amounts of traffic and also host a large population.