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NATO chief warns of 'high' price of hasty Afghan pullout

Recent reports suggested that US President Donald Trump is planning to accelerate the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan

AFP , Tuesday 17 Nov 2020
Jens Stoltenberg
In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 file photo, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a ceremony marking the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11. AP
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An uncoordinated, hasty pullout of US and allied troops from Afghanistan could exact a "very high" price, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Tuesday.
 
His blunt message, given in a statement, was in response to reports that US President Donald Trump is planning to accelerate the withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan, where they support a NATO mission, and from Iraq.
 
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