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Mattis rejects proposal to replace US troops in Afghanistan with private contractors

29th August 2018 - 11:05 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC

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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis shot down a proposal to outsource military personal's role in Afghanistan to private contractors. 

In a rare joint appearance in the Pentagon briefing room 28 August, Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Marine Corps Gen Joseph Dunford appeared behind the ...

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