US confirms higher number of troops in Afghanistan - SOFREP (press release) (subscription)

The United States and the Pentagon have disclosed there are significantly more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported. Just a week after President Trump released a new strategy to end the war after 16 years, this report shows that the numbers ...

Mattis Signs Orders to Deploy Additional Troops to Afghanistan - Washington Free Beacon

Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Thursday that he has signed orders to deploy additional troops to Afghanistan as part of the new military strategy President Donald Trump outlined last week. "Yes, I have signed orders but it is not complete. In ...

Pentagon Begins Deploying Additional Troops to Afghanistan - TIME

(WASHINGTON) — The Pentagon has begun sending additional troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Donald Trump's new war strategy, which will stick to his predecessor's approach of supporting the Afghans' fight against the Taliban rather than ...

Mattis Orders First Group of Reinforcements to Afghanistan - New York Times

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would begin to outline the rationale for the forces in more detail when he testifies to Congress on Wednesday. Credit Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters. WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday that he ...

Report: Defense Secretary Jim Mattis signs orders to send more troops to Afghanistan - MassLive.com

In this June 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File). In this June 28, 2017, photo, U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, ...

DOD updates force-level accounting for Afghanistan - Inside Defense (subscription)

The Pentagon admitted this week there are actually approximately 11,000 American forces deployed to Afghanistan, rather than the previously reported 8,400, as the Defense Department aims to be more transparent in its force-level accounting for the 16 ...