The Pentagon has not commented on the powers of the Mattis troops in Afghanistan

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotomancer of defense Jim Mattis. Archival photoThe Pentagon has not commented on the powers of the Mattis troops in Afghanistan© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

The Pentagon did not comment on recent media reports that the US President Donald trump has given the Secretary of defense James Mattis authority to determine the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

«At the moment we have nothing to share on this issue», — told RIA Novosti in the press service of the U.S. Department of defense.

Earlier, Reuters, citing an unnamed official representative of the USA said that trump gave Mattis the authority to determine the number of American troops in Afghanistan. According to the Agency, immediate announcement of the increase in the number of American troops in this country. Now it is about 8.4 thousand soldiers.

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