Trump Gathers Advisers To Finalize Afghanistan Strategy

(Last Updated On: August 18, 2017)

According to the reports, the U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his national security team today in Camp David to discuss a new strategy for the long-running conflict in Afghanistan.

The country’s Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Thursday confirmed that they have reached a decision on a new approach for fighting in Afghanistan.

Without giving details Mattis said,” we are coming very close to a decision, and I anticipate it in the very near future”.

Apparently, Kabul is impatiently waiting for the U.S. to announce its new strategy for Afghanistan.

Afghan officials say they expect Washington to include targeting nests of terrorists in Pakistan in its new strategy.

“Our stance is clear,” said Omid Maysam, a spokesman for Afghanistan’s Chief Executive,” we asked the world to put pressure on Pakistan in order the country to stop supporting terrorists.”

The Pentagon is presenting several options including keeping the current strategy, adding a few thousand additional troops, privatizing the Afghan war and withdrawal plan.

Afghan politicians have expressed their opposition to the alleged U.S. plan to outsource military actions in Afghanistan, saying it is against Afghanistan’s national sovereignty.

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