White House Considers Afghan Troop Withdrawal

Amid consistent signaling that the administration will deploy several thousand additional soldiers to the Afghan war zone, inability to agree on a strategy has brought about discussion of a troop withdrawal, an option long thought to be beyond the pale for Washington policymakers. “It’s a macro question as to whether the U.S., this administration, and…

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Defense Secretary Mattis: “We Are Not Winning the War in Afghanistan”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said the United States was not winning the war in Afghanistan in Congressional testimony on Tuesday, vowing to offer a new strategy to lawmakers this summer that will call for the deployment thousands of additional troops to the country. “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now. And we will…

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