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Trump wants to prematurely withdraw US troops from West Asia, including Afghanistan

There are only a few months left of US President Donald Trump’s term in office, and during that time the Trump administration plans to accelerate the withdrawal of US troops from other parts of West Asia, including Afghanistan. Government officials received this information in the report.

According to the report, Trump was angry with Secretary of Defense Mark Espar for slowing the withdrawal of US troops. So he’s replaced Esper and named Christopher Miller as the country’s new Secretary of Defense. Trump wants to ensure the withdrawal of US troops from other areas of West Asia, including Afghanistan, at the earliest.

The US president is likely to fire top Pentagon officials and appoint new officials. New Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller has appointed retired Army Colonel Douglas McGregor as his chief adviser. McGregor was very vocal about the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan and Syria.

Significantly, Trump said in a tweet in October that American troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by Christmas. In contrast, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said the process of withdrawing thousands of troops was underway and would last into the first few months of 2021.

After the agreement with the Taliban, the United States is steadily reducing its military strength in Afghanistan and by January 2021 the number of American troops there will be increased to 2,500.

It is noteworthy that the US is working on a plan to withdraw all of its troops from Afghanistan by May 2021, although no official order has yet been issued.

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