Tuesday, June 13, 2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Mattis: We Are Not Winning In Afghanistan’

Reuters: U.S. 'not winning' in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary tells Congress

The United States is "not winning" the war against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday, promising to brief lawmakers on a new war strategy by mid-July that is widely expected to call for thousands more U.S. troops.

The remarks were a blunt reminder of the gloom underscoring U.S. military assessments of the war between the U.S.-backed Afghan government and the Islamist militant group, classified by U.S. commanders as a "stalemate" despite almost 16 years of fighting.

"We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will correct this as soon as possible," Mattis said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Mattis acknowledged that he believed the Taliban were "surging" at the moment, something he said he intended to address.

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Mattis: White House Will Deliver New Afghanistan Strategy to Congress Next Month -- Washington Free Beacon

1 comment:

manstien said...

The West will leave Afganistan when Iran is no longer a target.