At the White House, President Biden held his first solo press conference since taking office Thursday, where he blasted Georgia’s Republican-led voter suppression efforts. Also at his Thursday press conference, President Biden said he “can’t picture” U.S. troops in Afghanistan by next year. Biden responded to a question about the May 1 deadline for withdrawal, set under the Trump administration. President Joe Biden: “The answer is that it’s going to be hard to meet the May 1 deadline, just in terms of tactical reasons. … We’ve been meeting with our allies, those other nations that have — NATO allies who have troops in Afghanistan, as well. And if we leave, we’re going to do so in a safe and orderly way.” About 3,500 U.S. troops and another 6,500 NATO soldiers remain in Afghanistan — nearly 20 years after the U.S.-led invasion

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