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Reuters: UK will likely follow the U.S. in cutting Afghanistan troops, minister says
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will likely follow the United States in reducing troop levels in Afghanistan but it will continue to work with its government and the U.S. to protect the country’s security, Britain’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said on Thursday.
The Pentagon said on Tuesday President Donald Trump would sharply reduce the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan from 4,500 to 2,500 by mid-January.
Wallace said the Americans were not totally pulling out at this stage, and neither was Britain.
But he said: “I expect if they (the U.S.) are reducing at some stage, we will come down.”
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Update #1: UK will likely follow the US in cutting Afghan troops: Minister (Al Jazeera)
Update #2: Britain likely to follow US and cut troops in Afghanistan, but America not completely pulling out yet – UK defence minister (RT)
WNU Editor: I think everyone is going to wait and see what a Biden-Harris administration will be doing when they take over the White House.