- The US is expanding its military campaign in Afghanistan, increasing its troop presence there and targeting Taliban financing.
- The Afghan government has reportedly requested the US deploy A-10 Thunderbolt aircraft to support those efforts.
- The US military, which has started to wind down operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, has yet to make a decision.
A senior Afghan defense official said that country’s government wants the vaunted A-10, which is highly regarded for its durability and lethality in close-air-support operations, to return to Afghanistan.
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