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Trump Pulling 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Officials Say
By Thomas Gibbons-Neff
Dec. 20, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/us/politics/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal.html

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has ordered the military to start withdrawing roughly 7,000 troops from Afghanistan in the coming months, two defense officials said Thursday, an abrupt shift in the 17-year-old war there.

Mr. Trump made the decision to pull the troops about half the number the United States has in Afghanistan now at the same time he decided to pull American forces out of Syria, one official said.

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