Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley on Monday restated the military's commitment to a conditions-based withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, despite President Donald Trump's suggestion last week of a pullout by Christmas.
Milley did not specifically rebut Trump's suggestion, made in a Twitter post last Wednesday. Instead, he pointed to the Feb. 28 agreement with the Taliban on a possible U.S. withdrawal by next May–and only then if there is a cease-fire and a signed peace deal with the Kabul government.
We have a plan, a series of responsible drawdown options, that has been briefed to the president, Milley said in a lengthy interview with NPR, which aired in two segments.
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The Trump administration works to salvage relations with Iraqi leaders and shut down the government's push for an American troop withdrawal.