Robert O’Brien reiterates 2,500 troops will remain in Afghanistan past Christmas

President Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien said a couple thousand troops will remain in the Middle East through Christmas.

On Friday, O’Brien clarified that approximately 2,500 troops will be in Afghanistan beyond Christmas despite the president saying that all men and women serving there “should” be home by Christmas.

“We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!” Trump tweeted just before the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7.

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