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Votel: More US Troops Will Arrive in Afghanistan in Days or Weeks | Military.com
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Votel: More US Troops Will Arrive in Afghanistan in Days or Weeks | Military.com

More U.S. troops will deploy to Afghanistan “within days or weeks” in the effort to defeat the Taliban under a revised strategy authorized by President Donald Trump, Army Gen. Joseph Votel said Tuesday.

The first contingents of the additional forces, expected to number in the range of about 3,900 once they are fully deployed, will begin arriving “pretty quickly” and could be on the ground within days or weeks, said Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command.

“What’s most important for us now is to get some capabilities in to have an impact on the current fighting season,” he told reporters traveling with him to Saudi Arabia.

Source: Votel: More US Troops Will Arrive in Afghanistan in Days or Weeks | Military.com