Trump To Remove 1,500 Troops From Afghanistan By January 15 In Historic Feat

(ReliableNews.org) – Donald Trump campaigned on promises to strengthen the military and invest in the nation’s military veterans during the 2016 presidential cycle. He initially promised to leave troops in Afghanistan but revised that policy, telling Americans of his plans to put a halt to the nation’s endless war there during his 2019 State of the Union speech.

November 17, 2020, the president ordered the Pentagon to reduce troop levels in Afghanistan from 4,500 down to 2,500 by January 15, 2021. On December 20, Breitbart News reported that an unnamed senior defense official confirmed the administration was on track to complete the troop drawdown by that deadline.

This troop reduction is a huge win for the president and his administration. Additionally, for the first time in history, NATO will have more troops on the ground in Afghanistan than the United States.

Washington, DC remains consumed with the COVID-19 pandemic, the nation’s economy, and the highly disputed presidential election. However, President Trump remains committed to fulfilling his administration’s goal of bringing America’s fighting heroes back home as quickly as possible.

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