On Tuesday, Joe Biden, the President of the US, gave a speech at the UN General Assembly and said that the US will continue to defend itself along with its allies against any terrorist threat, however it is crucial for the mission to be clear and achievable.
Biden defended the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan and said that instead of fighting “wars of the past”, America is focusing on using its resources to tackle the challenges that pave the way for the collective future. The US President added that the primary focus should be issues like the coronavirus pandemic, climate crisis, terrorism, and managing the shifts in power dynamics.
The US Commander-in-Chief stated that the military power of the US should be the tool of last resort rather than the first, and it should be used to answer every problem across the world.
Furthermore, the US President also said that they have ended the two-decade-long conflict in Afghanistan, and they close the era of relentless war as they open the era of relentless diplomacy, of utilizing the power of developmental aid to invest in new ways, of renewing and defending democracy, of proving that they are going to face any challenge no matter how challenging or how complex it is, and added that the best way to deliver it to the people is by having a government by the people and for the people.
Joe Biden also said that the leaders meet in a moment mixed with great pain and extraordinary possibility. He added that so many things have been lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and it still claims lives all over the world and has huge consequences on our existence. Biden said that more than 4.5 million people have died from different nations and from different backgrounds, and added that each death is an individual heartbreak.