By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Shortly after the September 11, 2001 Twin Tower attacks in New York, the U.S. sent troops to fight the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, which had welcomed Al-Qaeda, the terrorist group that was headed by Osama Bin Laden, believed to be behind the attacks that killed over 3000 people.
This has turned out to be the longest war with US involvement, but President Donald Trump plans to put an end to it for good sooner than he had planned.
The U.S. government promised to pull out all their troops from the war-torn country by mid-2021, but Trump has voiced plans to have them leave by Christmas this year.
“We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!” Trump tweeted few hours go.
Trump’s tweet comes less than a month before the U.S. goes to the polls to vote for their next president for the next four years but early polls indicate that Trump is trailing behind former Vice president Joe Biden of the Democratic Party.
The majority of Americans have continuously expressed their support towards to plans to move their troops out of long-standing conflicts in the Middle-Est.