Bipartisan report urges postponing planned U.S troop exit from Afghanistan to shore up peace process

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A bipartisan report released Tuesday urged the Biden administration to postpone a May deadline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, warning an early exit would allow terrorist groups to reemerge and undercut a tenuous peace process.

A U.S.-Taliban agreement signed in Doha last year calls for the United States to fully withdraw its remaining 2,500-strong force by May. But the report from the Afghanistan Study Group, commissioned by Congress in 2019, recommended an “immediate diplomatic effort to extend the current May 2021 withdrawal date in order to give…

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