US to maintain presence in Afghanistan even after striking deal, confirms Trump
WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that United States troop levels in Afghanistan will drop to 8,600 if a deal is struck with the Afghan Taliban, clarifying that a permanent presence will remain in place.
"We're going down to 8,600 and then we make a determination from there," Trump said in an interview with Fox News radio on Thursday.
“We’re not fighting a war over there—we’re just policemen,” Trump added.
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For one more time, the US leader said they could win that [Afghan] war so fast if he wanted to kill 10 million people, but hastened to add that he doesn't want that.
I’m not looking to kill a big portion of that country, he asserted.
The president, during the interview, called Afghanistan “the Harvard University of Terror,” saying that people “were trained and then they did the World Trade Center attack.”
“The US leader, however, said he doesn't know 'if that deal is going to happen.'
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