The US wants to deploy an aircraft carrier in the region for the duration of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

Biden announced that the remaining 2,500 troops would leave the country by September 11.

The US military command is seeking Pentagon approval to deploy an aircraft carrier near landlocked Afghanistan to help protect troops during their withdrawal from the country in the coming months, an official source said.

Last week, President Joe Biden announced that the United States would withdraw the remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan by September 11, the 20th anniversary of the Al-Qaeda attacks that triggered the longest war in American history.

The US military often uses aircraft carriers or other warships to protect military personnel during critical operations, such as troop withdrawals.

The aircraft carrier Dwight D. Eisenhower is currently in the Middle East.

Last year, the US deployed an aircraft carrier off the coast of Somalia during the withdrawal of troops from the country.

Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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