Top Cmdr Calls for More Troops in Afghanistan, Warns About Russia

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan wants several thousand more troops from the U.S. and its allies to help break the “stalemate” in the 15 year-old war, which he told members of Congress has lately seen increased Russian involvement to bolster the Taliban and undermine the U.S. and NATO.

“In your overall commander’s assessment, are we winning or losing?” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) asked during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday.

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