Mattis says not decided on number of additional US troops for Afghanistan

August 22, 2017 15:48

Breaking news

Breaking news. (photo credit:JPOST STAFF)

BAGHDAD - US Defense Secretary James Mattis said on Tuesday that he was waiting for a plan from the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that follows President Donald Trump's South Asia strategy before he makes a decision on how many additional troops to send to Afghanistan. "When he brings that to me, I will determine how many more we need to send in. It may or may not the number that is bandied about," Mattis told reporters during a visit to Baghdad. US officials have said Trump has given Mattis the authority to send about 4,000 additional troops to add to the roughly 8,400 already in Afghanistan.

Related Content
Breaking news
November 22, 2017
Report: Palestinian factions agree to hold national elections by end of 2018


Israel Weather
  • 11 - 19
    Beer Sheva
    13 - 19
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 9 - 12
    13 - 17
  • 12 - 22
    14 - 20