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If US had kept 2,500 troops in Afghanistan, war would result By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO – Jen Psaki, White House press secretary, answers questions at a briefing held at the White House, Washington, U.S.A, September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – 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.

Psaki’s comment was made to clear a difference between the insistence of President Joe Biden that no military advisors were divided over the withdrawal, and the statement by a top general that the U.S. wanted to withdraw a troop from that country.

Psaki stated that if U.S. troops had been left in Afghanistan by the Aug. 31 deadline for withdrawal, then “We would have gone to war with the Taliban.”

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