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Military Analyst Weighs In On Possible U.S. Troop Deployment To Afghanistan

U.S. forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 17, 2017. (Rahmat Gul/AP)
U.S. forces and Afghan security police are seen in Asad Khil near the site of a U.S. bombing in the Achin district of Jalalabad, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, April 17, 2017. (Rahmat Gul/AP)

The Pentagon is expected to send nearly 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to help train Afghan forces, according to a U.S. official, who said there’s no word yet on when Secretary of Defense James Mattis will make that announcement.

This week Mattis told Congress the U.S. is “ not winning” the war, and promised a new strategy by mid-July. Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti talks about the possible troop deployment with military analyst Andrew Bacevich.

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