No surprise in this…..
America is NOT gonna walk away from that country anytime soon, or ever ….
The report was there was 2,500 troops in-country…..
Turns out there are more than 1,000 mainly Spec Ops forces there also…(There are almost always ‘more’ military assets then reported to the media)
Trump wanted them all gone by January , but the Pentagon and others objected and Trump backed off….
Now the Biden admin is being pushed by the Taliban to exit the country so they can take it over….
There are about 7,000 NATO troops there in larger numbers than the US military….
And to top all of this off?
Congress wants Biden to send more troops back to the place….
The idea of a ‘peace agreement’ between parties that would work is a dream…
Facing a high-stakes choice and running out of time to make it, the Biden administration is wrestling with whether to follow through with a full withdrawal in the next seven weeks of the 2,500 American troops still in Afghanistan — except, as it turns out, that number is actually around 3,500.
The United States has about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than it has disclosed, according to U.S., European and Afghan officials. That adds another layer of complexity to the swirling debate at the White House over whether to stick with a deal, struck by the Trump administration and the Taliban, that calls for removing the remaining American forces by May 1.
A thousand troops may seem like a small number compared to the roughly 100,000 who were there at the height of the war. But the scope of the U.S. presence has become a contentious issue in Afghanistan — where the Taliban want the Americans gone, while the government’s beleaguered security forces rely on U.S. air support — and also in Washington.
Members of Congress have repeatedly called for an increase in troops if the United States decides to stay past the withdrawal date outlined in the agreement, which was reached just over a year ago….