Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) just confirmed the rumors that have been swirling through Washington, DC. This is officially the end — President Trump has given the order.
The Republican lawmaker “said Monday that President Donald Trump will announce an American troop drawdown from Afghanistan this week,” according to the Daily Mail. The process will begin next year.
Since taking office in January 2016, winding down America’s presence in Afghanistan has been a top priority for Trump — considering our brave U.S. troops have had a role in the country for nearly 20 years now.
“Speaking from the Afghan capital of Kabul, Graham said the president could reduce troop numbers to 8,600, down from the current 12,000,” continued the report.
At this point, it is clear that Trump intends an orderly, logical drawdown, instead of simply withdrawing all troops at once. He will likely start with dropping to 8,600 and reaccess from there.
During a surprise visit to Bagram Air Field on Thanksgiving, Trump said, “We will continue to work tirelessly until the day when we can bring each and every one of you home and safe to your family — and that day is coming.”
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