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Secretary Mattis: U.S. Troops To Remain In Syria, Afghanistan For The Long Haul

Defense Secretary James Mattis says American soldiers will remain in Syria and Afghanistan indefinitely to leverage a diplomatic solution to ongoing conflicts.
While speaking with reporters Tuesday, Mattis strongly suggested the president is not seeking an immediate withdrawal from either country.
He said, “we do not want to simply pull out before the diplomats have won the peace… you win the fight… then you win the peace.”
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis listens to a question on the Department of Defense budget posture during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Mattis went on to say Syria is the most complex situation he’s ever experienced in his four decades of military service.
According the the Defense secretary, the new strategy in Afghanistan has put the Taliban on their back foot and the are growing more desperate.
“We said last August that NATO is going to hold the line., we knew there would be tough fighting going forward,” stated Mattis. “The murder of journalists and other innocent people is a great testimony to what we stand for, more importantly what we stand against.”
Mattis said while the coalition has blocked many attacks, terrorists can’t win by ballots and will continue to turn to bombs to murder innocent people.

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