Esper: U.S. will cut troop levels in Afghanistan to ‘less than 5,000’

Esper: U.S. will cut troop levels in Afghanistan to 'less than 5,000'

The US plans to cut its troop levels in Afghanistan to “a number less than 5,000” by the end of November, Defence Secretary Mark Esper said in a Fox News interview.

The US currently has around 8,600 troops in Afghanistan.

Earlier in the week, President Donald Trump said in an interview released by Axios that the United States planned to lower that number to about 4,000.

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