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Trump says he wants to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan “as soon as it is reasonable”.

May 27, 2020

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has said he will withdraw all American troops stationed in Afghanistan “as soon as possible” while declaring that soldiers could be sent back to the Central Asian country if necessary.

In press releases in the White House on Tuesday, Trump said the United States has “fewer” than 8,000 soldiers in Afghanistan and assured that American troops are currently “performing police duties”. “We don’t really act as soldiers. We act as police officers and we didn’t go there to become a police force. We have been there for 19 years and yes, I think that’s enough,” said the US President when asked whether the Pentagon plans to withdraw the Afghan military.

Trump has said that the American authorities are having “very positive talks” with the Afghan government. “We want to bring our soldiers back. We want to bring our soldiers home,” he said.

Trump says he wants to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan “as soon as it is reasonable”.Trump says he wants to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan “as soon as it is reasonable”.

The US president has indicated that he is thinking not only of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, but “also from other countries”. We bring the soldiers back. If we have to go back, we will go back and we will go back angrily. We will return there as fighters, as fighters, but we are currently doing policing and we are not supposed to be police. We are a force, “he said.

The President of the United States has stated that he has not set a date for the withdrawal, but has noted that the withdrawal will be “as soon as possible.”