Mattis Rebuffs Idea Of Privatizing Forces In Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis on Tuesday rebuffed a proposal to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan and replace them with private security forces.

“When the Americans put their nation’s credibility on the line, privatizing it is probably not a wise idea,” Mattis told reporters.

(Reporting by Phil Stewart; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)




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