‘I could support that’: Graham open to withdrawing some troops from Afghanistan

Hawkish Sen. Lindsey Graham said he would support a limited drawdown of American forces in Afghanistan.

Speaking in Kabul on Monday, the South Carolina Republican said he would be open to having about 4,000 fewer American troops in the region, which currently has about 12,000 to 13,000 soldiers stationed there.

“If President Trump decides in the next few weeks to reduce our forces below the 12,000 we have, I could support that,” Graham said. “With 8,600 American forces aligned in the right configuration, we would have a very lethal punch.”

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