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US military officials are drawing up plans for a quick withdrawal in Afghanistan, just in case Trump abruptly pulls them out

9 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

The US Defense Department is exploring its options to completely withdraw all US troops deployed in Afghanistan, in the event President Donald Trump abruptly makes the decision, according to NBC News.
The ongoing planning, which was not explicitly directed by the White House, includes procedures for a completely withdrawal of US forces within weeks, current and former officials reportedly said.
An official described the planning as "prudent," while another official called the recent actions in Syria as a potential "dress rehearsal" for Afghanistan, NBC News reported.
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Pentagon draws up plans for Afghanistan withdrawal in case Trump blindsides military

Pentagon draws up plans for Afghanistan withdrawal in case Trump blindsides military

9 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

Officials cautioned, however, that the planning is a precaution and there is currently no White House directive to pull all U.S. troops out of Afghanistan.
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