TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 22nd

Last update01:59:02 AM GMT

You are here News Military Obama orders Pentagon to prepare for full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Obama orders Pentagon to prepare for full troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

E-mail Print PDF

Pentagon readies Afghanistan withdrawalBarack Obama formally ordered the Pentagon on Tuesday to make plans for a full pullout of American troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year, pointing to a way out of the conflict that is reminiscent of his end to the Iraq campaign.

While the Obama administration reiterated that it would prefer to maintain a residual military presence in Afghanistan, the Afghan president, Hamid Karzai, has refused to sign an accord that would pave the way for some US forces to remain. That has forced the administration to begin a contingency plan for a full departure after Nato formally ends hostilities in November.

A similar rebuke from the Iraqi government prompted all almost all US troops to leave there in 2011.

Obama told Karzai during a Tuesday morning phone call that while he would prefer Karzai or his successor to sign the so-called bilateral security agreement reached with the Afghans in November, “the United States is moving forward with additional contingency planning,” according to a White House description of the call.

But defense secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday that it was prudent “to ensure adequate plans are in place to accomplish an orderly withdrawal by the end of the year should the United States not keep any troops in Afghanistan after 2014”.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Perry Sending National Guard Troops to Border

Nat'l guard to borderGov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over...

Freed Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly returns to active duty

BergdahlSgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released in May after five years as a Taliban prisoner of war in...

Military to begin Manning's gender treatment

Chelsea ManningThe Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security...

Native American veterans face lonely battle against PTSD

Native American vetsOn Oct. 11, 2013, 37-year-old Watts was taken to the Gallup Indian Medical Center on the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!