US has withdrawn over half of its forces from Afghanistan

US has withdrawn over half of its forces from Afghanistan

The US has withdrawn more than 50 percent of its forces from Afghanistan, the Pentagon estimated Tuesday.

The announcement came from US Central Command, which estimated that it had “completed greater than 50 percent of the entire retrograde process.”

Specifically, the Pentagon said it had “retrograded the equivalent of approximately 500 C-17 loads of material out of Afghanistan and have turned nearly 13,000 pieces of equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency for disposition.”

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It also cautioned that the department would not offer specific percentage updates after passing the halfway mark “[f]or operational security reasons ad to preserve force protection.”

Critics of troop withdrawals have cautioned that it could lead to the creation of a new ISIS.Defense Press Office via AP

The Afghanistan troop withdrawal remains in motion, a process on which President Biden placed a Sept. 11 deadline.

Biden announced that deadline in April, offering US troops an additional four months from former President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw all troops from

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