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U.S. military officials are bracing for withdrawal from U.N. postal agency

The military delivered more than 88,000 tons of packages and letters last year and must now plan for a possible disruption.

The U.S. military's Pentagon headquarters near Washington
The U.S. military's Pentagon headquarters near Washington (AN/Angela Stafford)

WASHINGTON (AN) — Pentagon officials are preparing for the aftermath of a decision by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to proceed with U.S. withdrawal from the 144-year-old Universal Postal Union should last-minute talks to salvage their relationship fail.

The Trump administration announced last year the United States may exit from the 1874 treaty that is the basis for the UPU, a Swiss-based international organization that coordinates mail activities among its 192 member nations and territories.

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