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May 27, 2020 8:54 am

Trump Says Wants Full Afghanistan Pullout, but Hasn’t Set Target Date

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US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs for travel to North Carolina from Washington, DC, Feb. 7, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst / File.

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday renewed his desire for a full military withdrawal from Afghanistan, but added that he had not set a target date, amid speculation he might make ending America’s longest war part of his re-election campaign.

“We’re there 19 years and, yeah, I think that’s enough… We can always go back if we want to,” Trump told a White House news conference.

Asked if the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26 was a target, Trump said: “No. I have no target. But as soon as (is) reasonable. Over a period of time but as soon as reasonable.”

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