The US military mission in Afghanistan will end on August 31, President Joe Biden announced on July 8. This comes as Afghan commandos battled the Taliban for control of a provincial capital in the most brazen assault by the militants since Washington stepped up its troop withdrawal. Nearly 20 years after it invaded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the US military has "achieved" its goals in the country, killing Osama bin Laden, degrading Al-Qaeda & preventing more attacks on the United States, Biden said in a White House speech. “We are ending America’s longest war, but we will always honour those who served in it,” tweeted Joe Biden. Biden said the United States "did not go to Afghanistan to nation-build" and that the Afghan people alone should determine their future. But he acknowledged the uncertainty about what that future would look like. Asked if a Taliban takeover was "inevitable," the president said, "No, it is not.” The Afghan government... has to come together," the president said. Watch the video to know more.