US to cut troops in Afghanistan

US to cut troops in Afghanistan
US to cut troops in Afghanistan

Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, has signed orders that will reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan to 16,000 from 19,000 by next spring.

The orders mean the Louisiana-based Fourth Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division will deploy only 1300 soldiers to Afghanistan videos porno instead of all 4000 as previously scheduled, a senior military officer told The New York Times on Tuesday.

The troops staying at home will be on standby, the official told the newspaper, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Pentagon porno chilango spokesman Larry Di Rita told the newspaper the decision to reduce a portion of the army unit scheduled to replace the 173rd Airborne Brigade, now in southern Afghanistan, was based on recommendations from the senior US commanders in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Di Rita was quoted as saying: “The overall level of security forces in the country, Nato’s role, and the political developments are all moving in the right direction.”

A Pentagon redtube spokesman was not immediately available for comment.

Rumsfeld signed the troop reduction orders on Monday and a formal Pentagon announcement is expected on Tuesday, The New York Times said.

The American troop reduction has been anticipated since Nato agreed to assume control of an American command in southern xnxx Afghanistan next year, the report said.

Nato is looking to raise its 9000-strong ISAF peacekeeping force to about 15,000 troops from early next year. It will spread its bases in the north and west, and the capital Kabul, to the more volatile south, a base for many insurgents.
A pilot has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for killing Indonesia’s top human rights activist in a crime judges said was xvideos politically motivated.

Judge Cicit Sutiarso did not say whether the court believed that Pollycarpus Priyanto was acting on someone else’s orders when he placed a lethal dose of arsenic in food served to Munir Thalib, on a Garuda airlines flight to Amsterdam on 7 September 2004.

Critics youporn have said that Priyanto, a pilot who was off duty on that flight, was a scapegoat and that the masterminds, possibly members of the State Intelligence Agency, had escaped punishment.

The judge told a packed court on Tuesday: “The accused’s motivation to kill Munir was because he was a vocal critic of the government and the Indonesian military.”

The trial is seen as a key test of whether the government of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the president, can break with the traditions of the Suharto government, when state sponsored killings were common and the legal system was perceived as
bound to the ruling elite.

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