Mattis lands in Germany as he finalizes his Afghanistan strategy:
16 years of failure and suddenly a good idea to have a 'strategy'.
Mattis will be in Brussels Thursday finding out what the other NATO nations are willing to bring to the fight. Meanwhile, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford is in Afghanistan making sure the government of Ashraf Ghani is on board. Mattis, who has been given authority by President Trump to set force levels in Afghanistan (as long as they are consistent with the new strategy), said he does not yet have a specific number in mind for additional troops, from either the United States or the other NATO nations. And a lot may depend on what the allies are willing to contribute.