Jacobson discusses US troop withdrawal, Afghanistan on CBS, MSNBC, VOA
On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced the rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan would conclude by August 31, weeks before the September 11 deadline he set earlier this year. The new deadline comes as the Taliban continue to gain new territory at an alarming pace, raising concerns the militant Islamic group could topple the Afghan government. "I still think there's a good chance that the Taliban are able to topple the government in Kabul and then we're right back to 1996 again," Mark Jacobson, assistant dean of Washington Programs, told VOA. Jacobson also discussed the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan with ABC Radio National, CBS, MSNBC and USA Today.
ABC Radio National: "Former NATO advisor says Afghanistan War was a military training failure"
CBS: "U.S. troops continue withdrawal from Afghanistan"
MSNBC: "Biden: U.S. Military Operations in Afghanistan to End August 31"
USA Today: "Biden says US will complete pullout from Afghanistan by Aug. 31"
VOA: "Biden Justifies Afghan Withdrawal Amid Taliban Gains" and "US Military Mission in Afghanistan Ends August 31, Biden Announces"