WASHINGTON, 16 AUG – Afghanistan fell “faster than expected”: US President Joe Biden acknowledged this when speaking to the nation from the White House. Biden “firmly” defended his decision to withdraw troops, “China and Russia would like an indefinite American quagmire”, claiming to have done “the national interest” of the US and that the Americans “will not do what the Afghans do not do. ”, That is to fight and die for their country. “If necessary” the US will conduct counter-terrorist actions in Afghanistan, he added. (HANDLE).