Mattis Goes Full James Bond In Afghanistan: Muslim Terrorists Immediately Taken Back When He Steps Off Helicopter

US Defense Secretary Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis visited Afghanistan today to address security concerns after a surprise attack was launched by Taliban forces that killed at least 135 Army soldiers. President Trump has been asked to supply more ground forces to help push back the Taliban, which has seen a number of victories recently so naturally, Trump sent in the big guns to kick some ass and take some names “Mad Dog” style.

But rather than the usual cammo uniform that Muslims in the area had gotten used to seeing Mattis in, his appearance was far different than his days as a Maine General. Stepping off the back of the helicopter looking like James Bond in a swanky suit, many Muslims were immediately taken back when the retired officer swooped into Bahgdad dressed to kill.

According to The Daily Mail:

Jim Mattis is the first member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to visit Afghanistan.

The Trump administration only confirmed the visit after Mattis’ helicopter landed – unlike Jared Kushner’s recent trip to Iraq.

A White House official briefed the media while his aircraft was still en-route to Baghdad, which was regarded as a major security breach.

General John Nicholson, the top American commander in Kabul, recently told Congress that he needs a few thousand more troops to keep Afghan security forces on track to eventually handling the Taliban insurgency on their own.

As part of the administration’s review of Afghan policy, Trump’s national security adviser, Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, visited Kabul last week to consult with Nicholson and with Afghan officials. The US has about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan. They ended their combat mission against the Taliban in 2014 but are increasingly involved in backing up Afghan forces on the battlefield.

In addition to the Taliban insurgency, Afghanistan also is fighting to extinguish a small but troublesome presence in Nangarhar province of militants affiliated with ISIS.

Mattis is the first member of Trump’s cabinet that has visited Afghanistan so only time will tell what Trump’s administration is willing to do about the current situation. The timing couldn’t be worse as we are already dealing with tense standoffs throughout the world but if anyone knows how to handle these “goat humpers” it’s the MAD DOG! Sound off in the comments below and let us know what you think.

More on this story from the Daily Mail:

The US has about 9,800 troops in Afghanistan. They ended their combat mission against the Taliban in 2014 but are increasingly involved in backing up Afghan forces on the battlefield.

Mattis was visiting just days after a bloody Taliban attack that killed more than 100 Afghans on a base in the country’s north. The Taliban also controls key parts of Helmand province in the south.

Officials say nearly a dozen of the attackers wore army uniforms and rode in military vehicles, raising concerns of help from inside the compound.

Afghan officials said earlier that the country’s army chief and the defense minister resigned following the weekend Taliban attack. The officials said that President Ashraf Ghani accepted the resignations on Monday. It was not immediately clear who would replace Defense Minister Abdullah Habibi and Army Chief of Staff Qadam Shah Shahim.

Two officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media. The president’s official Twitter account also confirmed the resignations.

In addition to the Taliban insurgency, Afghanistan also is fighting to extinguish a small but troublesome presence in Nangarhar province of militants affiliated with ISIS.

Two weeks ago, Nicholson created a stir by ordering an attack on an ISIS stronghold in Nangarhar using the military’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb, the so-called ‘mother of all bombs’.

Mattis has declined to disclose details of damage done by that bombing, which former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called an ‘atrocity’.

H/T [ Daily Mail ]

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