U.S. Gen. John Nicholson

Top U.S. General: Nearly 14,000 U.S. Troops Now Fighting in Afghanistan

The number of American troops fighting jihadists and training their Afghan counterparts to secure their own country has reached “approximately 14,000,” boosting the overall U.S.-NATO military footprint to more than 20,000, affirmed Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, the Director of the Joint Staff (DJS).

Approximately 14,000 US troops are now in Afghanistan, according to the Pentagon