Despite having 8,400 troops in Afghanistan, U.S. is sending additional 4,000 troops As the war against terror po
What number of troops can win terrorists in their terrain is an issue the following report did not address:
Despite more than 8,400 United States troops already in Afghanistan, the no-win saga posed by terrorist attacks has compelled US to carry out more sacrifices.
Given the role of a co-ordinating attacks within and outside Afghanistan, Pentagon had vowed to fight terroridm to a standstill with all resources at it disposal.
The US media have quoted the Defence Secretary, Jim Mattis, as saying that he would recommend sending another batch of military personnel between 3,000-5,000 to the country believed to be harbouring terrist attack’s across the world.
A U.S. administration official has been quoted as saying the Pentagon will send almost 4,000 additional troops soon to Afghanistan, hoping that will break a stalemate in the 16-year war in that country.
This coming on the heels of renewed terrorist attacks across the globe by the jihadists, made up of ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and other militant groups, which mostly get link from Afghanistan for the country.
An official, who woukd not went to be named, said that the decision could be announced as early as next week.
The bulk of the extra forces will train and advise Afghan troops, the official said, while a smaller number would be assigned to counterterror operations against the Taliban and Islamic State group.
Asked about the report, a Pentagon spokesman said, “No decisions have been made.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told U.S. lawmakers on June 15 that President Donald Trump has given him the authority to establish troop levels in Afghanistan.
U.S. media have reported that Mattis will recommend sending another 3,000-5,000 U.S. troops to break what he has called a “stalemate” between U.S.-backed government forces and the Taliban.