09 August 2017

News Story: More US Troops to Afghanistan as White House Talks Continue

Additional US Marines are being sent to Afghanistan as the White House continues to mull over its strategy in the country, NBC reported Monday.

The news report cited three defense officials saying dozens of Marines already based in the region will redeploy to southeastern part of Afghanistan and will be stationed in the violent Helmand province.

The deployment is not part of a new broader strategy by the Trump administration and was based on a request from the Marine commander in the region.

The White House has continued to review what it will do in the conflict that is nearing its 16th anniversary.

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