US President Donald Trump is expected to make formal announcement to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving office on January 20, say reports.
According to AP, about 2,500 US troops are expected to be called back by mid-January 2021. Not just Afghanistan, but US troops withdrawal is also expected in Iraq where there are currently 3,000 security forces stationed. While in Afghanistan, a total of 4,500 US troops are still posted.
On withdrawal of US troops, Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Monday said, “A rapid withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan now would hurt our allies and delight the people who wish us harm.”
He added that President Trump should be credited for ensuring the withdrawal of US troops to a sustainable level and the same approach should continue in the future as well.