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Biden Does Not Plan to Extend His August 31 Deadline for Afghanistan Withdrawal

President Biden does not plan to extend the Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan, an administration official confirmed Tuesday.

Biden will accept a recommendation from Pentagon officials that more time is not necessary to evacuate American citizens and civilians from the country. Biden has asked for contingency plans should the situation change and more time is needed, the White House said in a statement.

Biden held a virtual call on Tuesday morning with other Group of Seven leaders, some of whom had advocated for the president to extend the mission into September so vulnerable Afghans could be safely evacuated.

Read the source article at The Hill

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