FARAKHABAR: US May Keep Thousands of Troops in Afghanistan After 2016: Reports


U.S. and NATO officials are reportedly reviewing new draw down options, which include keeping thousands of soldiers in Afghanistan beyond the end of 2016.

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General John Campbell, the commander of international troops in Afghanistan, has submitted five different recommendations to the Pentagon and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) officials in Brussels, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

The options include keeping the current U.S. presence at or near 10,000; reducing it slightly to 8,000; cutting the force roughly in half; and continuing with current plans, the paper explained.

According to the Journal, some U.S. officials worry that a large cut in the number of international forces could endanger the sustainability of the Afghan government.

In this episode of FaraKhabar, host Fawad Aman discusses the topic with the following guests:

• Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, political analyst
• Jafar Mahdawi, teacher at the University


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