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>> US Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, arriving in Kabul Monday with the leadership of the Afghan military in disarray. Afghanistan's defense minister and Army Chief of Staff Monday announcing their resignations. On the same day as the Taliban attack on a secret US base and just days following another assault Friday, which was the deadliest ever by the Taliban on a military base.
Reuter's correspondent, Josh Smith.>> American officials are here in Kabul trying to develop more of a strategy to work with Afghan officials. But some of those efforts have been thrown into doubt by recent major Taliban attack that killed more than 140 soldiers. And this security failure has now led to the resignation of top Afghan officials, including the Defense Minister.
Which again, throws more doubt on American efforts to formulate a new strategy for Afghanistan.>> The latest wave of violence, just over a week after the United States dropped a 22,000 pound bomb known as the mother of all bombs on caves and tunnels used by the Islamic State near the border with Pakistan.
It’s still unclear what the Trump administration strategy will be in the war ravished country and Mattis so far is not offering specifics.>> 2017 is going to be another tough year for the valiant Afghan security forces, and the International troops who have stood and will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan against terrorism.
>> Back in Washington, sources tell Reuters there was an interagency review under way to determine what the US role will be going forward, and what has become America's longest fought war.