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4000 more U.S. troops to be sent to Afghanistan

The deployment will be the largest of American manpower under Donald Trumps young presidency.The Pentagon will send an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan as early as next week, USA officials confirmed June 15 – just one day after President Donald Trump delegated his authority to determine downrange troop levels to Secretary of Defense James Mattis.”I think it’s important that he give troop number responsibility to Secretary Mattis, but not the decision, because to put more troops in after a long period of decreasing is a policy change for America”, retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a commander of U.S. troops and International Security Assistance Forces in Afghanistan, told CNN.Pentagon officials say the rising threat posed by Islamic State extremists has caused a rash of deadly attacks in the capital city of Kabul.According to the White House official, who spoke to The Associated Press news agency on condition of anonymity, a smaller number of USA troops would also be assigned to counterterrorism operations in the region.Moulton said he’s unsure how 4,000 new troops could achieve the aims in the 16-year Afghanistan war that hundreds of thousands of troops couldn’t under former presidential administrations.The Pentagon is expected to announce the decision next week. However, he reportedly supports a plan recommended by the top US commander in Afghanistan to add between 3,000 to 5,000 more forces.”We’d like to see if we (can) contribute to the Afghans” success in the summer of “17”, Dunford said.”But the question we have to ask is if that increase doesn’t produce the outcome we want, what’s our commitment after that, and are we prepared to make a long-term commitment to the people of Afghanistan?“.Another person who’s not so sure about Mattis’s plan to build up troops is the anonymous veteran who sent this depressing message to Washington Post reporter Thomas Gibbons-Neff. Trump World, the article said, has “blacklisted national security and defense leaders who publicly disagreed with Trump during the 2016 campaign”.Earlier this week, President Trump also delegated to Mattis the authority for troop levels in Afghanistan. Likewise, by 2010, after President Obama ordered the surge of an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, more than 100,000 Americans were fighting there. Recently Nicholson asked for 3,000 to 5,000 more troops to bolster the current levels – 8,400 Americans and 5,000 soldiers from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. “I have always been bothered by the fact that the Afghanistan war has become the silent war”.He said that thanks to the vigilance and skill of the U.S military its allies and partners, horrors on the scale of September 11, 2001, have not been repeated. In refocusing attention on Afghanistan, Obama eliminated much of the country’s al-Qaida network and authorized the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, but failed to snuff out the Taliban’s rebellion.The president has delegated force management authority for Afghanistan to the secretary. “And decisions about troop numbers will be made only after consultation with the interagency, the Afghan government, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies and coalition partners”.He believes that the U.S is making progress in “degrading” these groups, “but their defeat will come about only by giving our men and women on the ground the support and the authorities they need to win”. Instead, perhaps 3,000 to 5,000 additional US personnel, supplemented by troops from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation nations, will join the some 8,400 Americans and 5,000 Europeans now in the country.