CBS News reports:
President Biden will address the American people Tuesday afternoon following the end of the nation’s two-decade-long war in Afghanistan, which came to a close Monday with the departure of the final U.S. military aircraft from the main airport in Kabul.
In remarks from the White House, the president is poised to explain his decision not to extend the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, the final weeks of which were marked by scenes of chaos in the country’s capital as scores of people sought to flee after the Taliban rapidly rose to power and the killing of 13 U.S. service members by a suicide bomber.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the president will express his thanks to the commanders and service members who executed a dangerous evacuation mission, and detail the decisions he made over the last seven months.
Scheduled start time is 2:45PM Eastern.