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USA called the timing of the reduction of the military presence in Afghanistan

by alex

США назвали сроки сокращения военного присутствия в Афганистане

The Minister of defense of the United States mark Esper said that the American military presence in Afghanistan by the fall of 2020 will be reduced to five thousand people. Such terms, he called in the air Fox News reports on Sunday, August 9, TASS reported.

“We should inform the U.S. Congress about how it looks, We believe that we can perform all the basic tasks, primarily it is about ensuring that the United States is not threatened by terrorists coming out of Afghanistan,” Esper explained.

According to him, this goal can be achieved with a lower level of military presence in the country.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington plans to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan by may 2021. “We made an agreement. We reach zero, we derive their strength from there. I think it will be in may next year”, — the politician answered the question about the negotiations the American side with the terrorist Taliban (banned in Russia). Pompeo stressed that at the moment, the U.S. has reduced by half its military presence in the country.

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