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Under New U.S.-Taliban Deal, More Troops Stay than Leave
« on: September 04, 2019, 07:42:09 AM »
Under New U.S.-Taliban Deal, More Troops Stay than Leave

Despite Trump's campaign promise to get out of Afghanistan, this is shaping up to be a long-term occupation.
By Barbara Boland • September 3, 2019

A draft agreement with the Taliban that would withdraw 5,400 U.S. troops from five bases across Afghanistan will be presented to President Donald Trump for his signature Tuesday. Trump is scheduled to discuss the agreement with Defense Secretary Mark Esper at an afternoon meeting in the Oval office.

There are between 13,000 and 14,000 U.S. troops currently in Afghanistan, where they have been assisting the Afghan government and fighting al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terrorists. The new plan returns U.S. troop levels to 8,600, approximately the same number that President Obama left in place after he withdrew forces from Afghanistan in 2014. The war in Afghanistan is the longest in U.S. history.

The deal, which took nine rounds of negotiation over ten months, would phase U.S. troop withdrawal over 135 days. The U.S. withdrawal is conditioned upon the Taliban keeping its promises.
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Re: Under New U.S.-Taliban Deal, More Troops Stay than Leave
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2019, 10:59:41 AM »
That's why I don't like these foreign feels like we never leave
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