18 May 2017

News Story: U.S Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chair Rallying For More Troops

General Joseph Dunford (Image: Wiki Commons)
By Mir Aqa

General Joseph Dunford, chairman the Joint Chiefs of Staffs of the U.S army, this week rallied for more troops to Afghanistan, warning that terrorist groups in Afghanistan “have the desire” to attack the West.

On the issue of a possible increase in U.S troops in Afghanistan, the top U.S general said that such a move would help prevent terrorists from executing their plans.

Dunford made the remarks during a speech at Saint Michael's College in Colchester in Vermont in the U.S this past weekend.  

"That's where the attackers planned and executed the attack on 9/11, and there's about 18 or 19 extremist groups in that region who have indicated they have the desire - if not currently the capability - to attack the west, and so our job is to keep pressure on them and preclude that from happening," he said.

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