US may leave no troops in Afghanistan

Jan 09 2013, 09:56 IST
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The US now has 66,000 troops in Afghanistan, down from a peak of about 100,000 as recently as 2010. (Reuters) The US now has 66,000 troops in Afghanistan, down from a peak of about 100,000 as recently as 2010. (Reuters)
SummaryThis defies Pentagon view that thousands of troops may be needed to keep lid on al-Qaeda.

reducing the US military presence this year, although the pace of that withdrawal will not be decided for a few months. Last year the US military pulled 23,000 troops out of Afghanistan on Obama's orders.

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