Sputnik: Pentagon Chief Tells NATO US Will Not Undertake Hasty Exit From Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin assured NATO allies on Thursday that the United States will not withdraw from Afghanistan in a hasty or disorderly manner, the Pentagon said in a statement.
"He told the Allies that the US is conducting a thorough review of the conditions of the US-Taliban Agreement to determine whether all parties have adhered to those conditions. And he made clear that he is committed to consulting with Allies and partners throughout this process.
He reassured Allies that the US would not undertake a hasty or disorderly withdrawal from Afghanistan," the statement said.
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Update #1: Austin: No ‘disorderly’ withdrawal from Afghanistan (Khaama Press) Update #2: U.S. defense secretary calls for immediate reduction in violence in Afghanistan (Reuters)
WNU Editor: Publicly the Secretary of Defense is mum on Afghanistan …. Lloyd Austin mum on Afghanistan withdrawal plan as NATO adds troops in Iraq (Washington Examiner). But if the above reports are true, it looks like the U.S. will not be withdrawing anytime soon.Original Article
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