He once predicted the drawdown next July would mean “a lot of people moving out,” but he told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that the number of U.S. troops leaving Afghanistan “could be as few as a couple of thousand troops.”
A record 103 NATO troops were killed in June, the deadliest month of the nearly 9-year-old war for international forces.
Mr. Biden said Mr. Obama’s decision to fire his military commander in Afghanistan over Gen. McChrystal’s remarks in Rolling Stone magazine was “the absolutely necessary thing to do.” And he said others in the military agreed.
“Every single one said he had to go,” Mr. Biden said in the interview broadcast Sunday. The six generals included active-duty as well as retired four-stars, he said, but he did not identify them.
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