U.S. Army General Joseph Votel, commander, U.S. Central Command, briefs the media at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S. April 29, 2016 . REUTERS/YURI GRIPAS
The Hill: Top general expects more US troops will be sent to Afghanistan
The general in charge of U.S. Central Command said Thursday that he anticipates more U.S. forces being sent to Afghanistan to break what he and others say is a stalemate in the more-than-15-year-old war there.
“We are developing a strategy, and we are in discussions with the secretary and the department right now,” Gen. Joseph Votel told the Senate Armed Services Committee. “I do believe it will involve additional forces to ensure that we can make the advise-and-assist mission more effective.”
Votel’s comments come about a month after the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, told the committee he has a “shortfall of a few thousand” troops in the mission.
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Update #1: Top U.S. General: Send More Troops to Afghanistan (US News and World Report)
Update #2: US New Strategy in Afghanistan Requires Additional Troops -- CENTCOM Head (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: Gen. Joseph Votel is saying that they are developing a strategy .... so after 16 years of war they are on the verge of figuring out how to defeat militarily the Taliban? LOL! Why am I sceptical.