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Why Does Trump Suddenly Want Combat Troops Home From Afghanistan By Election Day?

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President Trump has repeatedly voiced a desire to leave Afghanistan sooner than the timeline laid out in the Feb. 29 peace agreement. He may want to campaign on bringing home every soldier.

American troops during a visit last year by President Trump to Bagram air base outside Kabul.
American troops during a visit last year by President Trump to Bagram air base outside Kabul.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times

By Thomas Gibbons-Neff and

WASHINGTON — Senior military officials are set to brief President Trump in the coming days on options for pulling all American troops out of Afghanistan, with one possible timeline for withdrawing forces before the presidential election, according to officials with knowledge of the plans.

The proposal for a complete withdrawal by November reflects an understanding among military commanders that such a timeline may be Mr. Trump’s preferred option because it may help bolster his campaign.

But they plan to propose, and to advocate, a slower withdrawal schedule, officials said.

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