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Hearing held on US military mission in Afghanistan

Hearing held on US military mission in Afghanistan

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Nov 21, 2020 - 13:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US House Armed Services Committee has held a hearing on America’s military mission in Afghanistaninfo-icon, the panel said on Friday.

Former US ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker, who was among the witnesses, opposed the recent announcement by the Trump administration.

Despite calls from allies, the Pentagon announces on Tuesday it would withdraw half of 45, 00 US troops in Afghanistan by the end of January.

Crocker warned the committee that the announcement by the Trump administration to withdraw troops would give up US leverage in the country

Members asked questions on the implication of the drawdown, support for US allies, relations with NATOinfo-icon after this announcement and advice for the Biden administration.

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