The possibility of permanent presence of US troops in Afghanistan

  • Date of Publication : 29/07/2016 at 13:00 GMT
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Joseph Votel

The commander of U.S Central Command announced that the country has made major investments in Afghanistan; hence, the U.S troops will have a permanent presence in the country.

According to Asia news agency, quoting “Washington Examiner”, Joseph Votel, Commander of U.S Central Command said the U.S forces may remain permanently in Afghanistan.

Vetol said America is encountered with a long-term war against terrorist groups like ISIS.

The U.S commander added that “I am not sure whether the war is permanent or not, but we must be committed to it”.

The Commander of U.S Central Command said “we have made major investments in Afghanistan and are keenly aware of the importance of the area- considering these issues; we must maintain our presence in the country”.

However, the number of U.S troops was supposed to be reduced by the end of 2016, but President Barak Obama announced on early June that the U.S air forces would be granted more authorities to target the Taliban insurgent groups in Afghanistan.

Earlier this month, the president of the United States of America announced that 8400 U.S military troops will remain in Afghanistan until the end of 2017.

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