The United States plans to withdraw the remaining American troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.
Under the Trump administration's February 2020 deal with the Taliban insurgent group, all us troops were to leave by May 2021 in return for the insurgents' promise not to back Al-Qaeda and other foreign extremists - the original reason for the 2001 invasion.
"It is time to end America's longest war", he will say in a speech later on Wednesday, according to preview excerpts released by the White House. USA forces will no longer be part of it, but that will likely make the fighting worse in the months to come, according to some analysts.
The official warned the Taliban of a "forceful response" if they strike United States troops on the way out.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in Brussels that it was time for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies to make good on its mantra that allies went into Afghanistan together and would leave together.
"The Taliban intends to stall the negotiations until U.S. and coalition forces withdraw so that it can seek a decisive military victory over the Afghan government", the Pentagon's latest inspector general report said in February, citing the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
Although the group stopped attacks on worldwide forces as part of the historic agreement, it has continued to fight the Afghan government. Without coming right out and saying it, President Joe Biden seems ready to let lapse a May 1 deadline for completing a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. "Foreign terrorists will not leave the United States alone simply because our politicians have grown exhausted of taking the fight to them".
U.S. intelligence warned this week that the government in Kabul "will struggle" to hold the "confident" Taliban off if the coalition withdraws.
"Any withdrawal of forces that is not based on conditions on the ground puts American security at risk", Cheney said.
"We can't do this forever", Crow said.
The conflict drove the Taliban, Afghanistan's rulers at the time, from power.
"We are concerned that we could lose all the achievements of the last 20 years, particularly for women", she continues. "I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan".
"If not, I fear Afghanistan will return to civil war". The drawdown would begin by May 1, defying the deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement the Trump administration reached with the Taliban previous year. Germany has the second-largest force in Afghanistan, numbering over 1,000.
But even if the USA raises pressure on Ghani and other Afghan officials to accept a power-sharing government ahead of elections, it will take both sides to reach a deal - and the Afghan government says they are prepared to fight.