US President Donald Trump made an unannounced journey to Afghanistan on Thursday to have a good time the Thanksgiving vacation with US troops on the Bagram airbase exterior the capital Kabul.
In a go to because of final about two-and-half hours, he served turkey to troops in a cafeteria, posed for pictures and delivered remarks in a hangar, in addition to assembly Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
About 13,000 US troops stay in Afghanistan, 18 years after the US invaded within the wake of the September 11, 2001 assaults.
The US earlier this yr reached a cope with the Taliban insurgents to tug troops from the nation and wind down America’s longest warfare in return for safety ensures.
However Trump made a shock transfer in September, describing the year-long talks as “lifeless” and withdrawing an invite to the insurgents to satisfy close to Washington because of the killing of a US soldier.
The US president has extra just lately steered that negotiations may get underway once more.
The Taliban have refused to barter formally with the Afghan authorities, however diplomatic efforts proceed to foster dialogue and plant the seeds of an eventual brokered peace deal.
In Washington, Trump’s relations with the US navy management have been badly soured over his repeated interference in navy self-discipline circumstances.
On November 15, Trump — the commander-in-chief of the US navy — reversed the demotion handed all the way down to Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher who was accused of warfare crimes however was discovered responsible of a lesser offense.
Trump stated that Gallagher had been “handled very badly” by the navy, and ordered that he wouldn’t be expelled from the elite SEAL (Sea, Air, and Land) drive.
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