Matisse signs orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Matisse said on Thursday he had signed deployment orders to send additional US troops to Afghanistan in line with President Trump’s strategy for South Asia.

In other words, some (orders) have been signed regarding the troops to be sent and we are identifying the individuals concerned, “Matisse told reporters.

“The overall goal is to enable Afghan forces to fight more effectively, they are more advisers and more helpers, for example,” he said.