Washington – The U.S. military has reduced its troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500, the lowest level in nearly two decades since the wars began.
Outgoing President Donald Trump is trying to deliver on his campaign promise to end the two wars launched after the 9/11 attacks, despite initial push from the Pentagon. Ordered to be demolished
Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said progress towards peace in both countries allows for cuts without compromising security for Americans and their counterparts. “Today, the United States is closer than ever to welcoming an Afghan-led, Afghan-led peace process to end nearly two decades of war and achieve a political settlement and a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire,” he said in a statement. “