APNewsBreak: About 4,000 more US troops to go to Afghanistan
AP reports: "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 deployment will be the largest of American manpower under
Donald Trump’s young presidency.
The decision by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis could be announced as early
as next week, the official said. It follows Trump’s move to give Mattis
the authority to set troop levels and seeks to address assertions by
the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan that he doesn’t have enough forces
to help Afghanistan’s army against a resurgent Taliban insurgency."
Comment: Time to defeat the Taliban...again. And let's not make this controversial at all, let's not have crowds in the streets rioting because the government told us the Taliban had been defeated and now they have to send thousands more U.S. troops to finish the job. Let's hope those crazed zealots calling for leaders to be held accountable for lost lives and questionable strategy are held in check.