James mattis: US is losing war against Taliban

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On April 27, 2017, two US Marine died in a friendly fire while raiding allegedly a Taliban hideout. So far, US has lost nearly 3,000 soldiers since Dubya Bush invaded Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in October 4, 2001 to capture Osama Bin Laden, the so-called mastermind behind the September 11 terrorist attacks.

On Tuesday, Gen. James Mattis, Trump secretary of defense, while briefing the members of the Senate Armed Services Committee chaired by Israel-First Sen. John McCain admitted that despite 16-year occupation of Afghanistan, US-NATO forces has failed to destroy Taliban resistance.

I think Taliban had a good last year and they’re trying to have a good one this year, sir. I think we may be able to, by a change in some of our concepts of operations, help them with air support and fire support. That’ll put the enemy on the back foot. Right now, I believe that the enemy is surging…

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