Afghan keeps 8600 US troops for the time being President Trump August 30 8:41
Even if US President Trump has reached some agreement with the anti-government armed forces in the peace talks in Afghanistan, it reveals a policy of leaving 8600 soldiers for the time being, and the withdrawal of the US military may make the security situation unstable This seems to have taken into account the concerns of the parliament and the military.
The Trump administration is continuing peace talks with the Afghan anti-government armed forces Taliban, one of the focus of the scale and timing of the withdrawal of approximately 14,000 American troops stationed in Afghanistan.
On this day, President Trump appeared on the "FOX News Radio" program on the 29th, saying, "We will reduce the number of American troops to 8,600, and then decide on the situation. We must maintain our presence." Even if an agreement with the Taliban was reached, the policy of leaving 8600 soldiers for the time being was revealed.
On the other hand, as for the current state of the negotiations, he said, “I am close to the agreement but I do not know if it can be agreed.”
President Trump is aiming for an early withdrawal from Afghanistan, but this seems to have taken into account these concerns because the parliamentary and military forces have taken a cautious view that it could destabilize the security situation.
However, it is unclear whether the Taliban seeking the withdrawal of the US military will accept this policy, and the course of negotiations is drawing attention.