27 May 2012

NATO summit decided on plan to withdraw from Afghanistan

Members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) agreed at the recent summit in Chicago on the security transition for Afghanistan, starting in 2013.

President Obama stated at the summit that NATO member states are ‘unified behind a plan to responsibly wind down the war in Afghanistan’. The plan of withdrawing 130.000 NATO troops by 2014 is ‘irreversible’. He however also stated that Afghanistan will not be abandoned, at least some troops will stay after 2014.

France will withdraw its combat troops from Afghanistan already at the end of this year.

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Source: New York Times | NATO Agrees on Afghan Security Transition in 2013

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