The Central Command of the US Armed Forces reported that this is necessary to ensure the security of the withdrawal of forces from the country.
The United States is deploying HIMARS multiple rocket launchers from Kuwait to secure the withdrawal of its forces from Afghanistan. The Central Command (CENTCOM) of the US Armed Forces announced this on Tuesday on Twitter.
“HIMARS systems <…> are being sent from Kuwait to Afghanistan to support the withdrawal of troops,” the report said.
Last week, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said at a press briefing that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin approved some additional measures to strengthen the protection of US troops in Afghanistan against the background of their withdrawal from this country. In particular, we are talking about the fact that the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier of the US Navy Dwight D. Eisenhower remains in the area of operational responsibility of the Central Command, which primarily includes the Middle East, Central Asia, and some regions of South Asia. In addition, Austin also approved the deployment of “a certain number of long-range bombers” in the region. Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he plans to begin the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan in May and complete it by September 11, 2021.