INTERNATIONAL

Mattis Makes Unannounced Visit To Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with top Afghan leaders during an unannounced visit to Kabul.

His trip comes a little more than a year after President Donald Trump unveiled a revamped strategy for Afghanistan that saw him commit thousands of additional us forces to the country on an open-ended basis.

Mattis, on his fourth visit to the war-torn country since becoming Defense Chief in January met with President Ashraf Ghani and the new us commander for American and NATO Forces, General Scott Miller.