USA—Military Working On Slower Afghan Pullout Than Originally Sought By Trump

Washington Post | 01/09/2019

Plans to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan are likely to fall short of the withdrawal initially demanded by President Trump, reports the Washington Post. Military officials have worked to convince Trump that a smaller, slower pullout better serves U.S. interests, said U.S. officials. In December, Trump ordered the Pentagon to plan to withdraw up to half of the approximately 14,000 troops now in Afghanistan. Officials said the plan, which is still being developed, could...

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