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Mattis Consults NATO on Afghan Strategy

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Brussels, where he will consult with NATO allies on troop contributions and other support for Afghanistan, before announcing his own policy plan for the war-torn country. The Pentagon has promised a new Afghanistan plan by mid-July, and Michael O’Hanlon, a senior defense analyst at the Brookings Institution, expects the new plan will not be a “repeal and replace” strategy, but rather a reformation of the Obama administration’s plan. “Mattis and Trump are just repairing a mistake, in effect, that I think President Barack…

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Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

Top Stories: KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan Defence Ministry welcomed on Friday suggestions by the commander of international forces in Afghanistan that more troops were needed to train Afghan security forces, who are battling to hold back a growing Taliban-led insurgency. Afghan military would support more foreign troops, official says

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