The U.S. is committed to Afghanistan until at least 2024 in spite of the fact that combat troops are being withdrawn. As part of the new emphasis more drones will be deployed for intelligence and surveillance missions as well as attack functions.
The Pentagon has asked Congress to move DoD funding to fund other uses. The Pentagon wants 94.2 million to fund ScanEagle drones. These are small drones weighing just 40 pounds with a ten foot wingspan. They are used for monitoring. They are already in use in Somalia. Boeing makes them so there will be jobs for the U.S. military industrial complex.
The Pentagon proposes to move six command centers from Iraq to Afghanistan Navy Seal bases would also double their size in Afghanistan from 4 to 8. Obviously the Afghan war is to continue as a shadow war without all the casualties and political fallout caused by stationing tens of thousands of troops in the country. Missions will be carried out by special forces personnel with drone support. For more see this article.