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Mattis signs orders for more Afghanistan troops; says he's not at odds with Trump - CBS News

Defense Secretary Mattis has signed orders for the additional troops to Afghanistan, and they will start moving in the next few days, according to CBS News' David Martin. Trump outlines new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Speaking with reporters at the ...and more »

Afghan troop surge likely to include thousands of paratroopers, Marines and heavy bombers - Washington Post

The bulk of the roughly 4,000 additional troops headed to Afghanistan will probably be composed of thousands of paratroopers from two units — the 82nd Airborne Division and an airborne brigade from the 25th Infantry Division, according to U.S. officials.and more »

Mattis signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan, the most concrete step yet by President Donald Trump's administration in tackling America's longest war.and more »

US Military Reveals True, Higher Number of Troops in Afghanistan, but Hides Iraq and Syria Counts - Newsweek

The Pentagon has disclosed there are significantly more troops in Afghanistan than previously reported, in a new report that comes just over a week after President Donald Trump unveiled a new strategy to fight militants in the war-torn nation. Defense ...and more »

US acknowledges more troops in Afghanistan than previously stated - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 11,000 U.S. troops are serving in Afghanistan, the Pentagon said on Wednesday, thousands more than it has previously stated. The announcement by Pentagon officials at a news conference did not represent an increase in ...and more »

US reveals higher number of troops in Afghanistan - Aljazeera.com

US troop strength in Afghanistan has reached about 11,000 soldiers, exceeding the previous official level of 8,400 US forces, the Pentagon said. Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, Pentagon joint staff director, confirmed the higher than previously ...and more »

Pentagon: US troop total in Afghanistan larger than reported - CBS News

Last Updated Aug 30, 2017 5:00 PM EDT. Roughly 15,000 U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan in the coming months, as defense officials on Wednesday finally acknowledged the actual number of American forces in the country after long camouflaging the total ...and more »

US has more troops in Afghanistan than previously disclosed, Pentagon reveals - Los Angeles Times

The Pentagon revealed Wednesday that roughly 11,000 U.S. troops are currently deployed in Afghanistan, 2,600 more than the U.S. military had previously disclosed to the public. Pentagon spokeswoman Dana W. White and Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., ...and more »

Pentagon Admits Thousands More Troops in Afghanistan Than Previously Reported - Foreign Policy (blog)

After months of providing misleading information on the actual number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, the Defense Department said Wednesday there are approximately 11,000 U.S. troops deployed on the ground, and not the 8,400 it had long claimed.and more »

Grim reality in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: More dead - OCRegister

By TAMARA LUSH and JUAN LOZANO. HOUSTON — Now that the sun is finally shining and the murky, brown floodwaters are slowly receding in much of the Houston area, grim reality is setting in. Harvey is about to release its dead. In Texas, the official ...and more »