16 Nov '17, 11pm

Surge in #Afghanistan is underway

WASHINGTON — There are now approximately 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, according to Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr., the Joint Staff Director. The new estimate of U.S. forces in Afghanistan is about 3,000 higher than the 11,000 previously reported by the Pentagon earlier this year. The number reflects the arrival of several thousand more troops as part of the Trump administration’s new South Asia strategy which is expected to raise U.S. troop levels in the region by just over 3,500 troops. “As you know, we just completed a force flow into Afghanistan, so the new number for Afghanistan is approximately 14,000,” McKenzie told reporters at a televised briefing at the Pentagon. It “might be a little above that, might be a little below that, as we flex according to the mission.” The new force level represent the majority of the troop increase expected by the new Afghanist...

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militarytimes.com 15 Nov '17, 9pm

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navytimes.com 15 Nov '17, 11pm

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