President Biden ‘made a mistake’ with Afghanistan withdrawal

The US government “made a mistake” in their handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, says Chairman of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee.

“I think the new US administration probably arrived in the White House and realised the various challenges they had were more severe than they imagined,” Mr Tugendhat said.

“Challenges like; the technological gap that’s shrinking between them and China, the different ways in which other powers … mostly China, are challenging US interests and US allied interests … and they decided to focus on it.

“I think, in this case, the US government made a mistake and I think it was very much down to the president.”