Paths Forward Diverge in Afghanistan as US Prepares Withdrawals

March 03, 2020 09:13 PM
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U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper says the United States will soon begin a partial withdrawal of troops from about 13,000 down to 8,600 in Afghanistan. But just days after the United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal, VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports that the two sides already are offering contradictory accounts of the way forward in the war-torn nation.