Thousands of US troops could remain in Afghanistan for decades

, 3:33 PM IST
A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah holds an Afghan flag during an election campaign rally in Paghman district of Kabul June 9, 2014. The second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will take place on June 14. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3SWZ5

Karachi: A new report has revealed that the US military warned the Obama administration that thousands of US troops could remain in Afghanistan for decades.

According to the Dawn, a senior Pentagon official said that the local need air support, intelligence and help with logistics.

He said that they are not going to be ready in three or five years.

The report points out that many Republican and Democrat foreign policy advisers, looking beyond the Obama presidency which ends this year, are willing to endorse a long-term American presence in Afghanistan. (ANI)