US Army to ask Obama to Slow Down Afghan Withdrawal

Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) The US Army will ask President Barack Obama to slow down the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan as they need more time to complete the work there, a media report said.

General David Petraeus, who took command of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan in July, would tell Obama soon that the troops need more time to complete the work in the war-torn country, the Daily Telegraph reported.

The military has said it has only begun making breakthroughs in the past 12 months - despite the US mission in Afghanistan beginning in 2001.

Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron both said that troops will begin leaving Afghanistan in July 2011 ahead of a total military pullout by 2015.

The military is reportedly concerned over the plans in Afghanistan after fears were raised that the Iraq pullout was happening too quickly.

American troops will end combat operations in Iraq at the end of August. However, the chief of the Iraqi army warned that the US army was needed in the country for a decade more.

Petraeus, who headed the US campaign in Iraq, took over in Afghanistan after his predecessor, Stanley McChrystal, was forced to leave after criticising Vice President Joe Biden in an interview.


Top Stories

Leave a Comment

Title: US Army to ask Obama to Slow Down Afghan Withdrawal

You have 2000 characters left.


Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will be held responsible.