Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11,000

Pentagon raises Afghanistan troop estimate to 11,000
 

The Pentagon says there are about 11,000 US troops currently deployed in Afghanistan - a significantly higher number than was previously disclosed.
Officials say the new tally includes temporary and covert units as well as regular forces.
It had previously said there were 8,400 troops in the country.
The announcement comes as the Pentagon prepares to deploy as many as 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan to help defeat the Taliban.
While the Pentagon said the move was a step in increasing transparency, it did not provide counts of US troops in Iraq and Syria.
"This is not an attempt to... read more

 
30 August 2017 in World News, Views: 48
Source: BBC
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