Trump Gives Mattis Authority To Set U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

U.S. forces and Afghan commandos in April in Asad Khil village, east of Kabul, Afghanistan.

It’s not immediately clear how the decision will impact force levels. Defense Secretary Mattis was blunt when he spoke to Congress Tuesday: “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”

(Image credit: Rahmat Gul/AP)

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