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Reuters

Pentagon presses ahead with Afghanistan troop drawdown despite law barring it
World

Pentagon presses ahead with Afghanistan troop drawdown despite law barring it

  • The U.S. military has not halted a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, despite a new law prohibiting further reductions without the Pentagon sending Congress an assessment of the risks.
  • The Pentagon’s action will likely anger Republican and Democratic lawmakers opposed to further troop cuts and renew concerns about the outgoing Trump administration’s disdain for Congress, even in its waning days.
Updated 12 Jan, 2021 02:33pm