That is the longest in the history of the. US President Trump has long been in favor of an accelerated withdrawal. It should be ready until Christmas.
US President Donald Trump has announced that US forces will withdraw completely from Afghanistan by the end of the year. “The few brave men and women still serving in Afghanistan should be home by Christmas,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday. He gave no further details. The US president had only announced in mid-September that the force would be quickly reduced to less than 4,000.
The war in Afghanistan is the longest in US history. US soldiers have been in the country since 2001. After the attacks of September 11 of that year, US-led forces marched there.
First, the United States wanted to reduce its troops
On February 29, the US signed an agreement with the militant Islamist Taliban providing for a gradual withdrawal of NATO soldiers from Afghanistan. In return, the Taliban pledged to conduct intra-Afghan peace talks.
In early August, the US informed its NATO allies of plans to withdraw more soldiers from Afghanistan. At the time, the United States was said to want to reduce its troops to nearly 5,000 by the end of November. Before that, there were about 8,600 soldiers left in the country, exhausted from years of fighting and attacks.