U.S. to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close bases: U.S. negotiator

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    The United States would withdraw almost 5,000 troops from Afghanistan and close five bases within 135 days under a draft peace accord agreed with the Taliban, the chief U.S. negotiator, Zalmay Khalilzad, said on Monday.
    The deal, reached after months of negotiations with representatives from the insurgent movement, must still be approved by U.S. President Donald Trump before it can be signed, Khalilzad said in an interview with Tolo News television.
    In exchange for the phased withdrawal, the Taliban would commit not to allow Afghanistan to be used by militant groups such as al Qaeda or Islamic State as a base for attacks on the United States and its allies.
    U.S. to withdraw 5,000 troops from Afghanistan, close bases: U.S. negotiator - Reuters

    So, the next question is when do the other 14,000 leave.
     
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    Bout time
    Let’s see if the Taliban is just laying low while we pull out
     
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    Yeah, about that. I don't trust the Taliban. I think this is a mistake.
     
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    How's that Gitmo withdrawal that the Great Obama promised you as his first order of business in 2008 going for you?
     
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    Yeah... Without US forces there they might get all uppity, and decide to rule themselves as they see fit...
     
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    Obama reduced the population from 400 down to 90

    Congress blocked him from closing
     
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    Can you believe they are finally having Gitmo trials after 18 years?
     
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    What would change from the last time they were in power?
     
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    A bigger axe to grind...
     
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    I have a feeling that as soon as we pull out, the Taliban will take over again
     

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