Trump says decision on Afghanistan strategy 'very close'
President Donald Trump said Thursday he was “very close” to revealing his keenly awaited decision on the number of US troops he plans to keep in Afghanistan. The White House has launched a review of the US plan for Afghanistan after 16 years of war, and reports suggest that Trump’s national security team is divided on whether to send more troops or to pull out. Trump’s generals have called the Afghan conflict a “stalemate” and even after years of intensive help from the US and other NATO nations, Afghanistan’s security forces are still struggling to hold back an emboldened Taliban.
6 August, 2017 In Afghan review, Trump's frustration carries echoes of Obama years By Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since taking office, U.S. President Donald Trump has shown an affinity, and perhaps even a deference, to the generals he has surrounded himself with in his Cabinet and at the White House, save one ...
4 August, 2017 Trump hedges as military presents new Afghanistan strategy WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a "game changer" after 16 years of indecisive conflict.