The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP
The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP

politico | Republicans livid over Donald Trump’s plan to reduce troops in Afghanistan

  • Troop levels will be cut to 2,500 by January 15, just days before Trump leaves office
  • News comes a week after a purge of top US defence officials, including Pentagon chief Mark Esper

Topic |   War in Afghanistan
The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP
The Pentagon has received directives to prepare to bring back US forces from Afghanistan, leaving about 2,500 personnel there. File photo: AFP
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