US sets to reduce troop level in Afghanistan
The United States has announced plan to cut its troop levels in Afghanistan to a number less than 5,000.
While disclosing this on Sunday August 9, 2020, Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, stated that the move is expected to be carried out by end of November.
In an interview broadcast, he added detail to drawdown plans US President Donald Trump announced earlier this week.
The United States currently has about 8,600 troops in Afghanistan.
Trump said in an interview released Monday by Axios that the United States planned to lower that number to about 4,000.
Esper announced the lower troop levels in an interview.