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Esper not confident in Afghanistan troop withdrawal before election

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Though the Pentagon is reportedly preparing an Afghanistan withdrawal scenario that would see more than 8,000 troops brought back stateside by early November, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that it’s only one option ― and not a particularly strong one. The plan is still to bring troop levels down to 8,600 by July, Esper […]

SECDEF not confident in Afghanistan troop withdrawal before election

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Though the Pentagon is reportedly preparing an Afghanistan withdrawal scenario that would see more than 8,000 troops brought back stateside by early November, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Wednesday that it’s only one option ― and not a particularly strong one. The plan is still to bring troop levels down to 8,600 by July, Esper […]