U.S. troops will not leave Afghanistan abruptly
Paul Richter"WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates denied Sunday that President Obama had a set an "exit strategy" for Afghanistan, and he forecast that only a "handful" of U.S. troops may leave the country in July, 2011, when a withdrawal is to begin. "Gates, appearing on television news programs with other senior U.S. officials, said the Obama administration intended to maintain its commitment to Afghanistan, while gradually shifting security responsibilities to the central government. ""This is a transition," Gates said on ABC"s "This Week." "We are not talking about an abrupt withdrawal. We are talking about something that will take place over a period of time."" Read on...
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"U.S. troops will not leave Afghanistan abruptly", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2009. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/u-s-troops-will-not-leave-afghanistan-abruptly