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No Decisions Yet on Sending More Troops to Afghanistan, Somalia | Military.com
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No Decisions Yet on Sending More Troops to Afghanistan, Somalia | Military.com

Sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan and Somalia is under active consideration but will likely await the return of President Donald Trump from his first foreign trip, which begins next week, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster.

At a White House briefing Friday, McMaster, the White House national security adviser, said, “The president has not made a decision yet on a course of action” in Afghanistan, where Army Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan, has requested a “few thousand” more U.S. troops.

Currently, there are about 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, along with about 4,500 from NATO ally and other coalition nations.

Source: No Decisions Yet on Sending More Troops to Afghanistan, Somalia | Military.com