Trump’s Tweets on Troop Withdrawals Unnerve Pentagon

Credit: NYTimes.com- Published on October 15, 2020
The president’s demands to draw down forces in Afghanistan, Somalia and Syria seek to fulfill a campaign promise. But officials warn rapid troop reductions could bolster adversaries.
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Donald Trump

45th president of the United States
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Afghanistan

Landlocked country in South-Central Asia
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Somalia

Country in the Horn of Africa
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Syria

Country in the Middle East
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