Tuesday, June 13, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: Options On Afghanistan To Be Presented To President Trump 'Very Soon'

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis arrives before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon's budget priorities on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

The Hill: Mattis will give Trump Afghanistan strategy 'very soon'

Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Monday said the Pentagon will put strategy for the fight in Afghanistan in front of President Trump “very soon,” according to Reuters.

Testifying in front of the House Armed Services Committee on the 2018 defense budget Monday night, Mattis said the plan for Afghanistan will include “a regional approach.”

"We are taking a regional approach to this," he told the committee, as reported by Reuters. "We will take that forward to the president for a decision very soon."

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WNU Editor: There are no easy options on Afghanistan.

More News On U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis's Remarks That Options On Afghanistan Will Be Presented To President Trump 'Very Soon'

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U.S. Taking 'Regional Approach' In New Afghanistan Strategy, Mattis Says -- RFE
Pentagon chief says he will present options on Afghanistan to Trump ‘very soon’ -- The National
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