Trump aide: more Afghan troop cuts in early 2021

Washington (AFP) – President Donald Trump’s national security advisor Robert O’Brien said Friday that US troops in Afghanistan will be cut to around 2,500 in the first two months of 2021.Clarifying the Trump administration’s stance after conflicting accounts from the president himself, his advisors and the Pentagon, O’Brien said US troops would be at around 4,500 in the coming weeks, and further reductions would continue after that.”In the early part of next year we’re going to be down to 2,500 troops,” O’Brien told an online conference of the Aspen Security Forum.He was speaking after Trump s…

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