Planned drawdown in Afghanistan imperils U.S. push for peace

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. Army crew chief flying on board a CH-47F Chinook helicopter observes the successful test of flares during a training flight in Afghanistan, March 14, 2018. U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/Handout/File Photo via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump will upend his own strategy to bring peace to Afghanistan and end America’s longest war if he proceeds with plans to withdraw about half of the 14,000 U.S. troops there, according to veteran diplomats and U.S. officials. A drawdown also will deal a fresh blow to allies’ trust […]

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