Friday, June 16, 2017

Report: 4,000 U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis (right) and Army Gen. John Nicholson (left), commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, hold a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 24. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The Hill: US to send about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan

The Pentagon plans to send almost 4,000 additional United States troops to Afghanistan, according to a new report by The Associated Press.

A Trump administration official told AP Thursday that more troops would be sent and the decision could be announced as soon as next week. The nearly 4,000 troops would be the largest deployment under President Trump so far.

According to the report, the additional troops will train and advise Afghan forces. Others would be assigned to counterterror operations against the Taliban and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

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