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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis

US Secretary of Defense James Mattis (L), and General Ngo Xuan Lich, Minister of National Defense of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, listen to their respective National Anthems during arrival ceremonies at the Pentagon August 8, 2017, 2017, in Washington, DC. PAUL J. RICHARDS / AFP

Mattis: Trump Adopts Afghan War Strategy

U.S. President Donald Trump has adopted a new strategy to deal with the nearly 16-year-old war in Afghanistan following a “sufficiently rigorous” process, declares Secretary of Defense James Mattis.

FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file photo, an Iraqi soldier inspects a recently-discovered train tunnel, adorned with an Islamic State group flag, that belonged to the former Baghdad to Mosul line, that was turned it to a training camp for IS fighters, in western Mosul, Iraq. Some 40 …

Pentagon Report: Islamic State Degraded in Afghanistan After MOAB Drops

The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) branch in Afghanistan has declined “in size, capability, and ability to hold territory” since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who allowed the U.S. military to drop the largest non-nuclear bomb in its arsenal on the jihadist group, reports the Pentagon.