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Trump to Be Presented With Options on Afghanistan 'Very Soon'

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis declared North Korea the "most urgent and risky threat to peace and security", before the House Armed Services Committee on Monday night, moving Kim Jon Un's regime past Russian Federation as the No. 1 threat the United States faces.

On Monday night, Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee he would have an Afghanistan strategy "very soon".

Alongside Mattis, Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stated to the panel that although a war with North Korea would have casualties "unlike anything we've seen", the U.S. and its allies would be assured of victory.

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has said the Defense Department needs a continued base budget increase of at least 3 percent above inflation to maintain the US military's competitive advantage, DoD News reported Monday.

Mattis is expected to back the long-standing request of Army Gen. John Nicholson, the USA commander in Afghanistan, for at least 3,000 more troops to battle the Islamic State and a resurgent Taliban.

"We want a strategy, and I don't think that's a hell of a lot to ask", said McCain, an Arizona Republican who was a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War.

"We should be finding ways to solve that problem, not throwing gasoline on the fire", Smith said.

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Secretary of State Tillerson said the State Department is continuing to discuss three other detained Americans with North Korea. In the past, North Korea has held out until senior US officials or statesmen came to personally bail out detainees.

"We recognize the need for urgency, and you're criticism is fair, sir", he said to McCain.

McCain said he's a great admirer of Mattis, "but we just can't keep going like this".

The senator then reminded Mattis that it's his responsibility to present a strategy for victory in Afghanistan.

"We're now six months into [President Donald Trump's] administration, we still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan". "When can we expect the Congress of the United States to get a strategy for Afghanistan that is a departure from the last eight years?"

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the decision publicly before an official announcement, say the move gives Mattis the ability to adjust troop levels more quickly.

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"Without sustained, sufficient, and predictable funding, I assess that within 5 years we will lose our ability to project power; the basis of how we defend the homeland, advance USA interests, and meet our alliance commitments", Dunford said.

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Civilian casualties in 2016 hit record highs, according to data from the U.N. Assistance Mission to Afghanistan, which began tracking the deaths in 2009.

Mattis said pulling USA forces out completely would be a mistake, and would put the U.S.at risk while being questioned by Sen.

"Despite the tremendous efforts of this committee, Congress as a whole has met the present challenge with lassitude, not leadership", Mattis said Monday in front of the House Armed Services Committee.

Reuters reported in late April that Trump's administration was carrying out a review of Afghanistan and conversations were revolving around sending between 3,000 and 5,000 United States and coalition troops there.

The U.S. Defense Department said 25-year-old Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 29-year-old Sgt. William M. Bays and 22-year-old Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge of the Army's 101st Airborne Division were killed during the attack in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

But he said the United States can not quit on Afghanistan because problems that threaten the USA and its economy arise out of "ungoverned spaces". It is unclear, however, how long it could take for Afghan forces to mature enough to match the type of support offered by US forces.

Mackenzie Eaglen, a budgetary expert with the American Enterprise Institute, believes Dunford's estimate that 3 percent needs to be a floor is "an accurate assumption", but one that would only support the status quo by emphasizing readiness and not major recapitalization of capital assets.

Incidents targeting Muslims drove rise in hate crimes in 2015: StatsCan
Hate crimes against Muslims have increased 60 percent, according to the latest figures released Tuesday by Statistics Canada . These findings are included in the new Juristat article "Police-reported hate crime in Canada, 2015" released on Tuesday.

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