The ground situation in Afghanistan has worsened but the Joe Biden administration has decided to draw down its troops from the war-torn country. Apart from being a domestic compulsion Joe Biden has also acted as per his conscience. He had always been opposed to the military interference in the region. As Obama’s number two he had opposed the surge in American troops on the advice of American Generals.
He had lost his son in the Iraq War and proudly claims to be the only President who has personally suffered the consequences of a military intervention. But it was expected that Joe Biden may take a holistic view of the ground reality in Afghanistan before taking a final decision since he had been witness to the adverse effects of premature US withdrawal from Iraq. It appears he preferred to go by his conscience rather than a pragmatic assessment of the situation. The US has literally abandoned Afghanistan which will have severe consequences on regional security with India bearing the major brunt.