Pentagon says Trump's Afghan troop boost to cost $1 billion

 

October 4, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military's top leaders told lawmakers Tuesday that the thousands of additional U.S. troops President Donald Trump has ordered to Afghanistan will cost just over $1 billion a year, bringing the total bill for fighting America's longest war to $12.5 billion annually.

During wide-ranging hearings on Capitol Hill, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also said that the United States should remain in the nuclear deal negotiated during the Obama administration that constrains Iran's ability to build a nuclear arsenal. Trump has trashed the international accord, a cornerstone...



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