Stars and Stripes stripes.com 11 Jan, 2021 23:45 am

Drawdown of troops from Afghanistan still ongoing despite restrictions in new NDAA

Drawdown of troops from Afghanistan still ongoing despite restrictions in new NDAA
The Pentagon still expects to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 by Friday despite the new defense law that prohibits funding that would allow personnel levels in the country to dip below 4,000, according to a defense statement Monday.

Drawdown of troops from Afghanistan still ongoing despite restrictions in new NDAA Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller is greeted at Resolute Support Headquarters in Kabul by its commander, Army Gen.KENNEY/STARS AND STRIPES WASHINGTON — The Pentagon still expects to reduce the number of troops in Afghanistan to 2,500 by Friday despite the new defense law that prohibits funding that would allow personnel levels in the country to dip below 4,000, according to a defense statement Monday.troops in Afghanistan below 4,000 or 2,000 until the defense secretary submits a report to Congress that assesses what effect the reduction in forces would have on areas including risk to U.The new administration would have 2,500 troops in Afghanistan and 2,500 in Iraq, while the situation in both countries remains precarious.

17, acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller announced plans to reduce U.Pentagon officials said they are evaluating the new law’s impact on the ongoing drawdown in Afghanistan and the Defense Department will “fulfill regulatory provisions set forth in Section 1215” of the 2021 NDAA.

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