‘We are not winning in Afghanistan’: Mattis signals new war ‘strategy’ before Congress

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) – The United States is not winning in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on Tuesday, saying he was crafting a new war strategy to brief lawmakers about by mid-July that is widely expected to call for thousands more U.S. troops.

The remarks were a blunt reminder of the gloom underscoring U.S. military assessments of the war between the U.S.-backed Afghan government and Taliban insurgents, classified by U.S. commanders as a “stalemate” despite almost 16 years of fighting.

Source: ‘We are not winning in Afghanistan’: Mattis signals new war ‘strategy’ before Congress

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