United States it seems is in a quandary as far as Afghanistan is concerned . In startling statement as reported by PTI, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared to be backtracking from his statement about President Donald Trump ordering reduction of troops in Afghanistan before the 2020 elections, saying that there is “no deadline” for the withdrawal and the decision will be based on the situation on the ground.
Pompeo had on July 29 said that Trump has ordered to reduce the number of American troops in war-torn Afghanistan before the presidential elections in 2020.
That’s my directive from the president of the United States,” Pompeo had said in response to a question.
Pompeo’s comments, that came amidst negotiations between the US and the Taliban, were widely reported in the American media.