The United States has been struggling to close out the Afghanistan War for many years.
Much of the blame can be placed on the shoulders of former President Barack Obama and his spineless leadership.
According to a new report, Secretary of Defense James Mattis is about to announce a new plan that will see almost 4,000 American troops deployed to finish the Afghanistan War.
“The Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional American forces to Afghanistan, a Trump administration official said Thursday, hoping to break a stalemate in a war that has now passed to a third U.S. commander in chief,” The Associated Press reported. “The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trump’s young presidency.”
Conservative Tribune reports:
While the Pentagon has yet to confirm this, reportedly saying that “no decisions have been made,” an increase in troops level would coincide with the wishes of many of the military’s leading generals, including Army Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Speaking with the Senate Armed Services Committee in February, he argued that “a few thousand more” troops were needed on the ground to break what he and others believe to be a stalemate with Taliban insurgents, according to a report at the time from The New York Times.
Army Gen. Joseph Votel, head of U.S. Central Command, concurred in his own testimony in March, according to a report from U.S. News and World Report.
“I do believe it will involve additional forces to make the advise-and-assist mission more effective,” Votel said.
This report was issued one day after Mattis said “(w)e are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”
“We recognize the need for urgency,” he said, adding that he plans to unveil a new military strategy by mid-July at the latest.
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