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NBC: US ​​intends to reduce troop contingent in Afghanistan by one third

2019-12-15T01:07:11.127Z

The administration of US President Donald Trump intends to announce a reduction of 4,000 troops in Afghanistan next week. It is reported by NBC with reference to sources.



It is clarified that at the moment the number of American troops in Afghanistan totals 12-13 thousand people. Information on the exact date of withdrawal of part of the military contingent is not given, however, it is assumed that it will be implemented within the next few months.

The former U.S. military told NBC that such a decision should help “resume negotiations with the Taliban (radical movement. - RT ) *.

Earlier, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, General Mark Milli, said the Pentagon was considering reducing the military contingent in Afghanistan.

* "Taliban" - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation of February 14, 2003 .

Source: russiart

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