Since the U.S. and Taliban leaders signed a peace deal on Feb 29, the world has been unraveling due to the spread of the Coronavirus.
As a part of the deal, the U.S. agreed to decrease the number of troops in Afghanistan from 13,000 to 8,600 in the coming months and to have all troops withdrawn within 14 months.
This agreement is appearing difficult to maintain, as this invisible virus spreads. In the past week, 1,500 American personnel, consisting of military troops and contractors, rotated into Afghanistan. These individuals were placed under a mandatory 14-day quarantine before being permitted to begin their duties.
Soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division and the 1st Armored Division are currently under quarantine in the United States after returning home from Afghanistan.