THAT is NOT gonna happen….
Anything like THAT will put America right back where it started there a decade ago…
The US Military and NATO have been running support and training missions to upgrade the Afghan military efforts in-country…
But one would image Trump, who isn’t a globalist would try to sell the view that he brought the ‘troops’ home….
Of course Trump has to feel tAmerica isn’t getting ‘paid’ for its efforts….
President Donald Trump has told his advisers that he wants to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan by the November 2020 presidential election, according to five current and former administration and military officials.
The president’s advisers are now scrambling to meet his election-year deadline, which has exacerbated tensions between officials at the Pentagon and the State Department over the timing of withdrawal and whether it should be completed, the officials said.
“It’s tense,” said one former official briefed on the debate.
Last December Trump threatened not only to immediately withdraw all troops from Afghanistan but also to shut down the U.S. embassy in Kabul, complaining to aides that it is too large and expensive, according to officials. The president’s threat to close the U.S. embassy — which has not been previously reported — so alarmed administration and military officials that they quickly offered him a plan to move up the timing of efforts to scale back the size of the embassy staff, officials said…..
This is more likely to be the case….
But it involves getting a ‘deal’ with the Taliban….
Trump has NOT be very successful with ‘dealing’ with other countries…
Congress and the Pentagon can’t be happy with this…
The Trump administration is preparing to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in exchange for concessions from the Taliban, including a cease-fire and a renunciation of al-Qaeda, as part of an initial deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war, U.S. officials say.
The agreement, which would require the Taliban to begin negotiating a larger peace deal directly with the Afghan government, could cut the number of American troops in the country from roughly 14,000 to between 8,000 and 9,000, the officials said. That number would be nearly the same as when President Trump took office….