White House: If US had kept 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, war would result

White House: If Us Had Kept 2,500 Troops In Afghanistan, War Would Result
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White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said on Tuesday that the United States would be at war with the Taliban if Washington had maintained 2,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Ms Psaki made the comment in seeking to clarify an apparent difference between US president Joe Biden's insistence that there was no split among his military advisers about the withdrawal and a top general's statement that the US military wanted to leave a contingent of troops in that country.

Ms Psaki said if the United States had left US troops in Afghanistan after Mr Biden's August pullout deadline, “We would be at war with the Taliban.”



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