American Troops: Afghanistan and World Stage

american troops: It's tempting to view the development with a sense of relief, according to The Japan Times. A full withdrawal from Afghanistan, or for that matter Iraq, would have been a humiliation for the U.S. on the world stage and a likely prelude to the collapse of two elected governments for which America has invested significant blood and treasure. ; That said, avoiding calamity is not the same as wise statecraft. Instead of withdrawing all American troops from Afghanistan by Christmas, as he boasted in a tweet in October, he will be leaving behind a small counterterrorism force. Trump's final military act is reckless, particularly in Afghanistan. Some 500 of the 3,000 Americans in Iraq will also come home. Officially, the U.S. will be reducing from around 4,500 U.S. troops to 2,500. ( As reported in the news.

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