This situation is very reminiscent of a few years ago when Trump announced he intended to withdraw US troops from Syria (twice). Those announcements were quickly followed by reports in the NY Times and WP of alleged Syrian government chemical attacks on rebel forces, effectively scuttling US military withdrawal.
The Syrian government was winning the war, the last thing they wanted was for the US to remain in their nation. Syria also knew the use of chemical weapons was a "red line" that would undermine US withdrawal. It makes absolutely no sense except to those susceptible to MIC propaganda.
Now, Trump announces his intent to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan and unsubstantiated reports of bounties has scuttled those plans?
These withdrawal standards ensure NO president will ever be able to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan.