US lawmakers meet Ghani, warn against big Afghanistan troop pullout

Defense News: Amid plans to withdraw 1,000 or more American troops from Afghanistan, several key U.S. lawmakers, after meeting with President Ashaf Ghani on Saturday, warned against a wider drawdown like the one President Donald Trump has planned for Syria.

Lawmakers said Ghani spoke with them on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference about the Afghan peace process, the U.S. troop presence and recent Russian involvement.

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