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The U.S. may miss the deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan
The U.S. may miss the deadline for withdrawing troops from Afghanistan
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Biden said he was "in the process" now of determining when the forces will leave. At that time, there were more than 12,000 troops there, down from a peak of more than 100,000 in 2011. The New York Times reported last week that there were as many as 1,000 more Special Operations forces also in the country.

Former President Donald Trump agreed with the Taliban last year to pull U.S. troops from the country in exchange for commitments on peace talks and other issues. Biden's national security adviser Jake Sullivan had warned in December that the lack of cooperation on transition issues with the Trump administration could lead to a delay in the withdrawal.