U.S. still debating ‘big ideas’ on Afghan plan, says Mattis

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis at a press conference in June 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Michaela Rehle WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the Trump administration is still trying to get right what he calls “the big ideas” for a new Afghanistan war strategy. Mattis was asked what is holding up the administration’s strategy review at an impromptu news conference with reporters at the Pentagon. Mattis had told Congress in June that he would have it ready by...

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