U.S. to Send More Than 3,000 Extra Troops to Afghanistan
The U.S. will send more than 3,000 extra troops to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced Monday. “It is exactly over 3,000 somewhat and frankly I haven’t signed the last of the orders right now as we look at specific, small elements that are going,” Mattis said Monday. He added that the newly deployed troops were either on their way to Afghanistan, or had been notified of their upcoming deployment. With the 3,000 new additions, the U.S. will have more than 14,000 troops in Afghanistan.