Posted on January 4, 2019
Last month reports emerged that President Trump is considering withdrawing 7,000 American troops. That is half of all US forces in the country. The conflict has been continuing for 17-years and at one point saw 100,000 troops on the ground.
It has proven to be a difficult war for America but one that Donald Trump vowed he would end during his Presidential campaign. In 2017 he sanctioned a troop surge at the request of then-Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. But in the last two weeks things have changed, first the news that 2,000 US troops would return from Syria and then reports that the President is considering a similar move in Afghanistan.