US Generals oppose Afghanistan Troops Reduction

US Generals oppose Afghanistan Troops Reduction

WASHINGTON: Thirteen retired US generals and diplomats warned President Barack Obama for serious consequences after reduction in US troops in Afghanistan .


They urged Obama to maintain the current level of US troops and financial support is in national interest of US.


They shared their view through an open letter that was published in The National Interest Magazine .


It is the place where al-Qaeda and ISIS still have modest footprints that could be expanded if a security vacuum developed. If Afghanistan were to revert to the chaos of the 1990s, millions of refugees would again seek shelter in neighbouring countries and overseas, dramatically intensifying the severe challenges already faced in Europe and beyond,” the retired generals and diplomats wrote.


Currently Obama administration is planning to drop the number of troops from 9,800 to 5,500 by 2017.


Recently, Taliban have also made significant gains and refused to hold peace talks after the death of Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.


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