More Troops Heading to Afghanistan.

Jun 19, 2017

The Trump Administration is ramping up the number of troops in Afghanistan. 4,000 additional soldiers will be sent. The decision to commit additional troops was made by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. President Trump gave Mattis the authority to determine troop levels. This contrasts with the Obama Administration. President Obama was deeply involved in making decisions. The additional troops will train and advise Afghan forces. Some will conduct countertenor operations agains the Taliban and ISIS. The Islamic State has been successful in with taking back territory once controlled by U.S. and Afghan forces.