Trump says decision made on new Afghan strategy

Pence, McMaster team up to push more troops in Afghanistan

"Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan", Trump said in a tweet to more than 36.2 million followers.

Sen. Lindsey Graham Friday urged President Donald Trump to "listen to his generals" this weekend at Camp David, and warned him that if he pulls troops out of Afghanistan, that could begin groundwork for "another 9-11" attack in the United States.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders gave no hints on what had been decided either, though she did say that a formal announcement will be made "at the appropriate time".

Trump has expressed frustration about the war.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid has sent a copy of the letter to the media.Mujahid advised Trump to avoid giving the responsibility of formulating U.S. Afghan policy to his military but rather, announce the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces and not an increase in troops as the Trump administration has planned.


About 1,600 words long letter drew attention of U.S. President saying that pulling out of Afghanistan would "truly deliver American troops from harm's way" and bring about "an end to an inherited war".

Despite spending between $4 and $6 trillion on the counterterrorism effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East since the early 2000s, according to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US Army General John Nicholson said the US was in a stalemate in the fight against terrorists while speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee in February. The administration has said its Afghanistan strategy will be determined by a review of its approach to the broader region, including Pakistan and India.

The president did not make public remarks after the meeting.

There are now 8,400 troops in Afghanistan, and Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster previously suggested sending thousands more troops to the conflict, according to a source with knowledge of the internal deliberations.

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