Trump administration orders Pentagon to draw up Afghan troop withdrawal plans

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By Courtney Kube, Carol E. Lee and Josh Lederman

The White House has ordered the Pentagon to draw up plans for a troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, two defense officials and a person briefed on the matter told NBC News.

The plans are due shortly after the new year, according to the officials. They cautioned that no decision has been made, but President Donald Trump wants to see options.

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