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Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for AfghanistanUS Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of “another tough year” in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray. Paying his first visit to Afghanistan as Pentagon chief, Mattis met with President Ashraf Ghani and other officials and US military commanders. “We’re under no illusions about the challenges associated with this mission,” he said at a press conference in Kabul with General John Nicholson, US commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan.



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Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'

Afghan defense chief quits over attack; U.S. warns of 'another tough year'By Idrees Ali and Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan’s defense minister and army chief of staff resigned on Monday after the deadliest Taliban attack on a military base, and U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he was “under no illusions” about the problems facing the country. Mattis, visiting as the United States looks to craft a new Afghanistan strategy, held talks with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, officials and U.S. commanders, who want more troops.



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Full Mulvaney: 'We Won't Be Able to Balance Budget This Year'

Full Mulvaney: 'We Won't Be Able to Balance Budget This Year'OMB Director Mick Mulvaney joined Meet the Press to talk about the President's budget plan and the impact it might have on voters in rural areas.



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