NATO Secretary Common Jens Stoltenberg addresses a information convention at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 17, 2021. REUTERS – POOL
NATO Secretary-Common Jens Stoltenberg mentioned Wednesday that the army alliance will solely depart Afghanistan when safety situations permit, as a deadline for withdrawing troops set out in a peace cope with the Taliban nears.
NATO has slightly below 10,000 troops within the war-ravaged nation serving to to coach and advise the Afghan safety forces.
Most of them should not U.S. forces, however the allies couldn’t proceed the NATO operation if American transport, logistics and different assist are withdrawn.
President Joe Biden is reviewing his predecessor’s 2020 cope with the Taliban, which features a Might 1 deadline for a ultimate U.S. troop withdrawal.
In Washington, calls are mounting for the U.S. to delay the ultimate exit or renegotiate the deal to permit the presence of a smaller, intelligence-based American power.