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US Sending 3,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S. is sending another 3,000 troops to Afghanistan, an increase of over 25 percent in the number of American forces there, Voice of America reported.

Mattis told reporters Monday at the Pentagon that the boost in U.S. troop strength would be "over 3,000," but he declined to name a specific number. "Frankly, I haven't signed the last of the orders right now," he said.

"Most of them are on their way or under orders now," Mattis said, "and I'd prefer not to give