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US Defense Chief in Afghanistan for First Visit Since New Strategy Announced

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the U.S., with its new strategy for breaking the deadlock with Taliban insurgents, is not going to give up the fight in Afghanistan.

"With our new conditions-based south Asia strategy we will be better postured to support [Afghanistan] as your forces turn the tide against the terrorists,” Mattis said during a visit to Kabul Wednesday “We will not abandon Afghanistan to a merciless enemy trying to kill its way to power.”

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