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US May Send 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan
US May Send 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

US May Send 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

US May Send 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Seeking to end a stalemate with the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has drafted proposals for a slight increase in the number of US troops in Afghanistan, as well as expanded authority to help Afghan security forces fight the group, according to a US official. US President Donald Trump will have to decide on the proposals, likely before an upcoming NATO meeting, ABC News reported. The proposals are the result of a comprehensive administration review of the US strategy for Afghanistan, where the United States now has 8,400 troops. More than 2,000 of them are involved in a counterterrorism mission against the self-styled Islamic State and Al-Qaeda terrorist groups; a majority are part of a NATO mission that trains, advises and assists Afghan security forces in their fight against the Taliban insurgency. There are an additional 5,000 forces from NATO countries assisting with the mission.

 

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