According to the agreement in February with the Taliban US troops have decided to move form the 5 bases of Afghanistan and reduce its size of Military forces there.
Chief Spokesman of Pentagon Jonathan Hoffman Released a statement stating, “U.S. forces in Afghanistan remain in the mid-8,000s and five bases formerly occupied by U.S. forces have been transferred to our Afghan partners.”
He further added, “We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our Allies and partners, and US national interests. We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation NATO Resolute Support Train, Advise, Assist mission and Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) as they work to secure peace in the country.”
Deal was signed to Calm Down the American’s Longest War
The deal was signed to reduced the military base in Afghanistan by the US. In exchange for this, the US got Commitment from the Taliban that Afghanistan will no longer be used as the medium to attack the US.
The US will withdraw the forces in 14 months if the Taliban holds its part of the deal. During the recent attack by the Taliban, the negotiations were only limited to the release of the prisoners.
According to CNN report, If we see the recent data provided to Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction of Pentagon, it clearly stated that after the agreement being signed Taliban has increased attacks on the US troops in Afghanistan.