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U.S. Defense Secretary Austin did not support staying in Afghanistan “forever” By Reuters

© Reuters. Lloyd J. Austin is the Secretary of Defense and testifies before Congress on the close of the military operations in Afghanistan. He was speaking at the Rayburn House Office on Capitol Hill in Washington DC. U.S. Sept 29, 2021. Olivier Douli

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin told a congressional committee on Wednesday that he had not supported keeping troops in Afghanistan “forever.”

Also, he told the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee hearing about the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan on Wednesday, the second day in a row with testimony with military top brass. He said that there was no “risk-free” option for the U.S. military to stay and that additional troops were needed.

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