Daily Memo: Biden Sticks to Afghanistan Withdrawal Deadline

And Japan is deepening its role in helping Taiwan deter a Chinese attack.

Hard deadline. Resisting pressure from G-7 members, U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would not change the Aug. 31 deadline for the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, though he asked the Defense and State departments to prepare contingency plans for an extension if the situations required it. France and the U.K. said the evacuation from Kabul […]

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