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ABC News 17 Nov 2020

New defense secretary moves to withdraw troops, raising concerns

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Chris Miller announced Tuesday that 2,000 troops will be removed from Afghanistan and other countries by Jan. 15, 2021, despite his predecessor cautioning against the move.


Despite Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's declaration of victory two days ago, the defiant leader of Tigray, Debretsion Gebremichael, said fighting continues on all fronts and called on Abiy to withdraw troops from the region. Also, the Chinese Embassy in Australia said politicians misread a tweet showing a digitally altered image of an Australian soldier holding a bloody knife to the throat of an Afghan child, and the U.N. said the coronavirus pandemic fueled a 40% increase in the number of people needing humanitarian assistance. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joined "CBSN AM" from Johannesburg with a look at these global headlines.
Fmr. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Rep. Denver Riggleman discuss the fall out as the President nears the end of his term in office.
As President Trump aims to perform a successful troop drawdown in Afghanistan, peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government could be the most important factor to consider. One America's Shane Althaus has more.
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to the ousting of Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

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