More soldiers could be heading to Afghanistan after President Trump authorized his defense secretary to set troop levels, opening the door to an escalation, according to reports. “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now,” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee earlier on Tuesday. “And we will correct this as soon as possible.” Mattis said the Taliban were “surging” and that the extremist group’s progress had to be curtailed. Mattis is believed to be behind a plan to send between 3,000 and 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan to join the 8,400 troops already there. U.S. ambassador to Qatar resigns as ties languish with the ally Commanders on the ground have been requesting help for months. The forces would help the… Next »
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