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Private Security Firms Possibility in US Afghan Strategy

U.S. policymakers are “very, very close” to a new military strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, but options still range from withdrawal to an increased reliance on private security contractors. “I believe we are close,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters late Monday, cautioning a range of options are under consideration. “We’re sharpening each one of the options so you can see the pluses and minuses of each one,” he said. The U.S. has about 8,400 troops in Afghanistan helping Afghan forces fight the Taliban, while also targeting militants aligned…

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We Need a New Afghanistan Strategy

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, Washington ExaminerThe situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, and I have urged the Pentagon to consider new strategies. It’s time to act creatively and aggressively so that all of America’s sacrifices there since 9/11 will not have been in vain. So, if what we’ve been doing isn’t working, let’s talk about some creative alternatives. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: We Need a New Afghanistan Strategy

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