in addition to the withdrawal of its soldiers from Syria, the US wants to reduce government, according to media reports, the own troop strength in Afghanistan. About half of the 14,000 U.S. soldiers will be deducted accordingly.
US President Donald Trump now wants to deduct too many US soldiers from Afghanistan. "This decision was made. There will be a significant deduction," said a U.S. government representative on Thursday, the AFP news Agency.
The "Wall Street Journal" reported on Thursday evening citing non-closer-called government officials, about half of the 14,000 U.S. soldiers, should be deducted in Afghanistan. US President, Donald Trump has instructed the defense Ministry already, a withdrawal of troops. The Pentagon even had to do this, do not comment, it said.
Also, the TV channel CNN and the New York Times reported of the respective plans of Trump Administration.withdrawal from Afghanistan planned for longer
The US President has for a long time, U.S. troops from Afghanistan to be deducted, however, from his Minister of defence James Mattis to convince, the number of soldiers there initially to increase. According to the Reports, Trump has resumed its original course.
Only on Wednesday, the President had announced, to get all of the 2000 U.S. soldiers from the civil war country Syria home, on the grounds that the terrorist militia Islamic state is defeated completely. This caused at home and abroad irritations and harsh criticism.a suit against the Express advice
According to several U.S. media, Trump had decided to withdraw from Syria against the Express advice of Mattis as also by the foreign Minister, Mike Pompeo and safety Advisor to John Bolton.
Mattis announced on Thursday evening its withdrawal from the Cabinet because of disagreements with Trump. U.S.-according to media Trumps Syria is supposed to have decision an essential role in Mattis step played. Also, a significant reduction of troops in Afghanistan was expected to face some criticism.Minister of defense of Mattis reactions to Syria resigns-deduction: critique of all sides, 20.12.2018 Serious mistake with bad consequences?, 20.12.2018 Atlas |USA |Washington D. C.