Friday, 16 June 2017

Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

Pentagon Reportedly To Send Nearly 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan | HuffPost
The news comes a day after President Donald Trump reportedly gave Defense Secretary Jim Mattis the authority to set troop levels in the country in an effort to combat the spread of insurgent groups like the Islamic State and the Taliban. There are currently about 8,400 U.S. troops officially stationed in Afghanistan and an additional 2,000 not included in official tallies.
The AP reports the decision could be announced as soon as next week, and the new troops would mostly be assigned to train Afghan forces.

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