Trump to Give Update on U.S. Military Strategy in Afghanistan Tonight

HeadlineAug 21, 2017
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President Trump is slated to announce an update on the U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia during a televised address at 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time tonight. The announcement comes after Trump gathered with his top military advisers at Camp David in Maryland on Friday. The Trump administration has been sharply divided on the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan. Trump’s top generals have been pressing Trump to deploy thousands more U.S. troops, while former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and other members of the administration had been pushing to privatize the U.S. war. This plan now seems less likely after Bannon’s departure from the White House. Former Blackwater founder Erik Prince, who has been proposing the privatization plan, was barred from Friday’s trip to Camp David.

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