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Trump's South Asia Policy ended era of uncertainty in region: Mattis

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Donald Trump's new Policy has brought in certainty, ending an era of uncertainty in the region, US told lawmakers today.

In his new Policy unveiled in August last, Trump had called for tougher measure against if it did not cooperates the US in its fight against terrorism. He had also called for a greater role for in

"In and Afghanistan, uncertainty in the region has been replaced by the certainty of Trump's South Asia Strategy," said in his testimony before the

Concurrently in the Middle East, US has dramatically reduced ISIS' physical caliphate, using a coordinated, whole-of-government approach that works "by, with, and through" its allies and partners to crush ISIS' claim of invincibility and deny them a geographic haven from which to plot murder, he said.

"The budget request supports US forces in as part of the Administration's South Asia Strategy; continues operations to prevent the resurgence of ISIS; and continues our security partnership with to support Iraq's long-term stability and independence," said.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:45 IST