12 January 2021

US military continuing Afghan troop withdrawal despite new law


US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to US troops, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani standing behind him, during an unannounced visit to Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, on November 28, 2019. (Photo by Reuters)The Pentagon says the US military is pressing ahead with outgoing President Donald Trump’s order to further withdraw American troops from Afghanistan, despite a new law that bans further reductions without verifying that it was in America’s national interest.“Currently, no new orders [...]