TRUMP EXPECTED TO ORDER TROOP REDUCTIONS IN AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ

Written by on November 17, 2020

UNITED STATES MILITARY OFFICIALS EXPECT PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO ORDER A FURTHER WITHDRAWAL OF TROOPS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ.

THE PENTAGON ISSUED A “WARNING ORDER” TO COMMANDERS TO BEGIN PLANNING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN TO 2,500 BY JANUARY 15.

THERE ARE CURRENTLY APPROXIMATELY 4,500 US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND 3,000 TROOPS IN IRAQ. IRAQ, TOO, IS EXPECTED TO SEE A WITHDRAWAL TO 2,500.

A NATO OFFICIAL ALSO CITED EXPECTATIONS OF A 1,500 TO 2,000 TROOP DECREASE IN AFGHANISTAN, REUTERS NEWS AGENCY REPORTED.


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