Pentagon chief orders additional US troops to Afghanistan - Xinhua

File photo: Afghan army soldiers inspect at the site of a U.S. bombing in Achin district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, April 28, 2017. (Xinhua/Rahman Safi). WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said Thursday that he ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mattis orders more troops to Afghanistan - New York Post

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday he had signed orders to deploy more troops to Afghanistan to carry out President Trump's new war strategy. Mattis told reporters Thursday at the Pentagon he would not reveal details until he briefed members of ...