Friday, 17 November 2017

Pentagon Says 3,000 More U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Since August

Pentagon Says 3,000 More U.S. Troops In Afghanistan Since August

The Pentagon had previously put the number of U.S. forces in Afghanistan at about 11,000 but Trump in August authorized an increase requested by General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan and head of NATO's Resolute Support Mission.
"We've just completed a force flow into Afghanistan," Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie told Pentagon reporters.

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