White House to circulate Afghanistan memo defending U.S. withdrawal – Axios report

By Thomson Reuters Aug 14, 2022 | 11:00 AM

(Reuters) – The White House is planning to circulate a memo in the U.S. Congress defending President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan a year ago, Axios reported on Sunday.

The memo said Biden’s move strengthened national security by freeing critical military and intelligence agents, the report said, citing a copy of the document.

(Reporting by Maria Ponnezhath in Bengaluru; editing by Grant McCool)