Latest "US troop withdrawal Afghanistan" stories
Gen. Austin S. Miller said the rapid loss of districts around the country to the Taliban — several with significant strategic value — is worrisome.
Officials said the U.S. expects to have American and coalition military command, its leadership, and most troops out by July Fourth, or shortly after that.
Staffing levels at the Kabul embassy have already been significantly reduced pending the completion of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO forces from Afghanistan.
Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley said a regeneration of al-Qaida or the Islamic State group in Afghanistan could take place if the Afghan government and security forces collapsed.
By Robert Burns, The Associated Press and Lolita C. Baldor, The Associated Press