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 ...

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, ...

US acknowledges more troops in Afghanistan than previously stated - Morung Express

WASHINGTON, August 31 (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 ...

US has 11000 troops in Afghanistan, more than previous count – Pentagon - Manila Bulletin

Washington – The Pentagon sharply raised its estimate of the number of US troops currently in Afghanistan Wednesday, ahead of a decision on adding thousands more under President Donald Trump's new strategy for the war-ridden country. Pentagon Joint ...

US steps up military presence in Afgan - POST-COURIER

The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 US troops currently deployed in Afghanistan - a significantly higher number than was previously disclosed. September 1, 2017. The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 US troops currently deployed in ...

Pentagon Raises Afghanistan Troop Estimates to 11000 - NewsClick

In an announcement, that Pentagon claims is for greater transparency, it declared that there were 11,000 US troops currently deployed in Afghanistan. This a significantly higher number than the previously disclosed figure of 8,400 that the US state ...

Afghan troop surge likely to include thousands of paratroopers, Marines and heavy bombers - Stars and Stripes

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.

1000 American troops present in Afghanistan, reveals Pentagon - Kaumudi Online

NEW YORK: For the first time ever, the Pentagon has publicly acknowledged that about 1,000 United States troops are placed in Afghanistan, which is higher than the number disclosed in the recent years. Earlier, the Defense Departments officials ...