Trump is planning “significant reduction’ of US forces in Afghanistan, senior official says

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President Trump is seriously considering a “significant reduction” of U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Thursday.

The possible maneuvers are pulled out with more than 3,000 US troops, the source said. There are 15,000 troops currently on the ground in Afghanistan.


The development was for the first time, The Wall Street Journal, added, reported that the retreat could take place in the coming weeks.

A separate official said that the morale in meetings in the Pentagon, never worse than in the last few days. Trump on Wednesday said on Twitter, the victory over the Islamic state, and that the United States would be all to 2,000 troops from Syria — surprisingly, many within the Department of Defense.

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His explanation for the victory that contradicted its own experts to make estimates and sparked outrage among Republicans, especially Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.

Graham called the decision to withdraw troops from Syria, “Obama-like” and pleaded publicly with the President on Twitter Thursday “follow sound military advice when it comes to the withdrawal from Syria and the fight against ISIS.”

Fox News ” Elizabeth Zwirz contributed to this report.

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