Monday, April 24, 2017

Defense Secretary Mattis in Afghanistan Monday to Discuss War Needs, More American Troops Possible

We’ve been tied up in Afghanistan a long time. 
I don't know why we're even there anymore but this was Obama's war of choice.   

CNS News reports U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived unannounced in Afghanistan on Monday to assess America's longest war as the Trump administration weighs sending more troops.

Kabul was the final stop on a six-nation, weeklong tour Mattis said was intended to bolster relations with allies and partners and to get an update on the stalemated conflict in Afghanistan. He is the first member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet to visit Afghanistan.

Gen. John Nicholson, the top American commander in Kabul, recently told Congress that he needs a few thousand more troops to keep Afghan security forces on track to eventually handling the Taliban insurgency on their own.

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