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US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

US 'not winning' in Afghanistan: Pentagon chief”

Secretary Mattis equated "winning" in Afghanistan with the Afghan government's ability to handle the enemy's level of violence, which he said will require a "residual force" of US and allied forces to train Afghan troops and maintain high-end capabilities.

The decision to delegate control over troop decisions to the Pentagon, which is expected to be announced Wednesday, sets the stage for us commanders to begin sending more forces to the country, after years of reductions made in the hope Kabul could handle internal threats on its own.

Mattis has advocated for an increase in American troops-now at some 8,400 soldiers-to counter a recent wave of insurgent attacks and, according to Reuters and NPR, the president has given his defense secretary the authority to set American troop levels in the country.

President Donald Trump is considering whether to send more troops to Afghanistan.

The fiscal 2019 budget will benefit from a strategy review already underway in the Pentagon, he told the panel, adding that he anticipates that request will ask for a top line that's 5 percent higher.

We will correct this as soon as possible, ' stated Mattis in an appearance before the US Senate Armed Services Committee.

United States military commanders, who saw fragile security gains eroded under Obama-era troop drawdowns, have been pushing for a new strategy that could see thousands of additional soldiers deploy to Afghanistan to help train and advise beleaguered Afghan partners.

On Saturday, three U.S. soldiers were killed when an Afghan soldier opened fire on them in eastern Afghanistan.

On Monday, Mattis told House lawmakers that military officials are taking a "regional approach" to the Afghanistan fight, and are in the final stages of presenting that plan to Trump.

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The "Taliban had a good year last year; they are trying to have a good one this year".

13 de junio de 2017, 15:58Washington, Jun 13 (Prensa Latina) US Secretary of Defense James Mattis recognized the progress of the Taliban Movement in Afghanistan and the problems of his country in the conflict with that Asian nation.

"The world is not stopping and waiting on us to get our act together", said Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the committee chairman.

"We are not winning in Afghanistan", he said during an appearance at Capitol Hill to discuss the Pentagon's budget. To date, more than 2,300 Americans have been killed and more than 17,000 wounded since the war began in 2001.

Gen. John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and Gen. Joseph Votel, his direct superior at U.S. Central Command, have endorsed a deployment of a "few thousand" more troops to Afghanistan in an effort to break what Pentagon officials call a "stalemate" there. John McCain, who expressed exasperation that the administration is being so slow to outline its strategy, remarking that it's "Not a helluva lot to ask".

The Afghans have suffered heavily casualties since worldwide forces ended combat operations in the country in 2014.

"I hope you understand that we're going to start getting more vocal in our criticism of not having a strategy for Afghanistan", said McCain.

These factors include the involvement of the US military in war, technological changes, adversaries that contest USA capabilities in various military domains and challenges posed by Russia, China, North Korea and terrorist groups to the US government.

"Right now, we have a "don't lose" strategy, which is not winning".

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