US Department of Defense
A new report has indicated that President Trump is bringing our troops home ahead of schedule.
According to The Hill:
Concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic have led U.S. officials to accelerate the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan ahead of a deadline agreed upon by the U.S. and the Taliban earlier this year.
Reuters reported that a U.S. plan to reduce the number of troops in the country to around 8,600 by mid-July will now be completed in June, due mostly to concerns about spreading the virus among U.S. service members.
“Due to COVID-19 concerns, we are moving towards that planned drawdown faster than anticipated,” a U.S. official added.
Other NATO soldiers could be withdrawn ahead of schedule as well, one official from a western country told Reuters.
The process was expected to take 135 days by has been reported that it will be completed in 90.