Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

What Would A U.S. Troop Reduction In Afghanistan Mean?

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RFE/RL, 21 December 2018

A quote from AAN’s Thomas Ruttig, next to Kabul analyst Haroun Mir, former Afghan deputy foreign minister Omar Samad, ICG’s Graeme Smith and others, on the reported Trump plan of a heavy partial troops withdrawal from Afghanistan:

“This makes no strategical sense, as it weakens the U.S.’s own position and that of its local ally, the Afghan government, in the midst of attempts to get a peace process going,” says Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the Afghanistan Analysts Network, an independent think tank in Kabul.