28 Feb '14, 6pm

TRANSCOM Chief: Crews ready to withdraw people, equipment from Afghanistan

TRANSCOM Chief: Crews ready to withdraw people, equipment from Afghanistan

U.S. Transportation Command will be able to quickly withdraw all troops and equipment from Afghanistan at the end of the year, if that is the option chosen, the TRANSCOM commander said Thursday. “We have options,” Air Force Gen. William Fraser told the House Armed Services Committee . “We have capacity and we have capability, and we developed all of this in order to respond to whatever the decision is.” President Obama on Tuesday ordered the Pentagon to formally prepare for a complete withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year because Afghan President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a bilateral security agreement that would keep U.S. personnel in the country after the end of the year. The withdrawal would come on the backs of Fraser’s command. The U.S. has worked with other nations in the region on agreements for transit out of Afghanistan, he ...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140228/NEWS/302280010

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