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NATO defense chiefs to discuss staying in Afghanistan a bit longer

Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says allies will discuss missing withdrawal deadline set out in US-Taliban deal.

NATO defense ministers on Thursday will consider setting aside a May 1 deadline for international troops to leave Afghanistan, the alliance’s Secretary-General Jens…

  • David M. Herszenhorn
  • Politico

The withdrawal date was set last year in a peace deal between the Taliban and the administration of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Critics warned that such a speedy pullout could further fuel violence in the conflict-ravaged country.

“While no ally wants to stay in…

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