Here's Why U.S. Might Slow Troop Exit From Afghanistan
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said the U.S. may slow the pace of troop withdrawal from Afghanistan after pledging to leave the country by 2017.By Ben Lawson | February 21, 2015
On his first trip overseas as U.S. Defense Secretary, Ashton Carter said the U.S. is open to possibility of slowing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In a press conference alongside Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Carter said that the local government is proving to be a more reliable partner as of late.
"The most important factor influencing our thinking is the change that is represented by the unity government, President Ghani," Carter said.