Saturday, December 29, 2018

Trump Has Not Ordered Any US Troops to Withdraw From Afghanistan

Was the news that President Trump was pulling half of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan fake news?

 Trump has not issued an order to the Pentagon directing U.S. troops to be withdrawn from Afghanistan, White House National Security Council spokesperson Garrett Marquis told Bloomberg.

Axios notes:
Multiple news outlets, citing defense and administration officials, reported that Trump had ordered about half of U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be withdrawn the same week he announced the U.S. would withdraw from Syria. On Sunday, the U.S. commander of international forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, told Voice of America that he hadn't received any such orders.

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