U.S. defense secretary Matisse 24 in the case of not previously announced a surprise visit to Afghanistan.But an outside analysis, it related to the recent Afghan security situation deteriorated sharply.Matisse is likely to be a quick side trip to measure whether to send more soldiers to Afghanistan.
On Friday, in northern Afghanistan barr mazar-i-sharif h province, a barracks attack (JOESCO Barrier), killing more than 140 soldiers.The taliban claimed responsibility, which is considered to be the taliban casualties for the barracks attack was one of the most serious.Afghan President signed an order of California 23, announced on the same day as the National Day of mourning, 21 mourn the victims of the attacks.Afghan authorities at the same time, the terrorists launched large-scale eradication, the Afghan TOLO News television 24, citing sources, the country’s defense ministry, said the Afghan security forces in the past 48 hours in special operations, eliminating 80 members (IS) “islamic state” and other extremist groups more than 50 fighters.
The security situation in Afghanistan is at an impasse.Continuous significant action in the us, including the recent in the cast the “mother of the bomb, but the taliban have been implemented on the offensive.According to the cable news network (CNN) reported Wednesday, at present there are 8400 U.S. troops, other NATO countries garrison of 6000 people, but ‘Nicholson said in the Arab league sides still need to add thousands of troops to break the deadlock.In addition, when asked whether Russia to provide arms to the taliban support, Nicholson says, don’t argue this question.
Matisse’s visit Afghanistan in addition to meeting the President is scheduled to meet California, visited U.S. troops, will also with defense minister held consultations.However, just before the Matisse’s special plane landed a few hours, Afghanistan’s presidential office announced approval of secretary of defense and the army’s chief of staff to resign.Major terrorist attacks, according to Reuters on Friday directly lead to the official resignation, the visit to Matisse.In addition, the President’s office also announced to replace four army commander, arrested eight officers, suggesting that the Afghan authorities suspect attacks may be associated with the ghost.
Unnamed U.S. officials said, the United States department joint assessment is more, in order to make clear the long-term and milestones of the us in Afghanistan.American officials also acknowledged that compared with Syria and Iraq, Afghanistan in recent years, the basic will not be the United States as a policy priority.But there are signs that after trump will build a new Afghanistan policy.Before the Matisse visit, President of the United States national security adviser, McMaster just visited Afghanistan earlier this month.