Trump teases 'decision' on Afghanistan strategy

Trump teases 'decision' on Afghanistan strategy
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President Trump on Saturday signaled he has made decisions on Afghanistan, following extensive meetings at Camp David.

"Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan," he tweeted.


Trump may have been pushing back on reports that he put off a strategy decision despite the meetings. The highly anticipated meetings at Camp David on Friday included Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisEric Trump: My father is 'not playing' on national security NSC to present Trump M deal to arm Ukraine against Russia Iraqi forces retake last ISIS-held town MORE, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonThe Hill's 12:30 Report Trump will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror Tillerson condemns violence against LGBT people on Transgender Day of Remembrance MORE, CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoCIA not inviting reporters to annual holiday party: report Overnight Cybersecurity: WH details rules for handling hacking tools | UK claims Russia behind widespread hacks | Bill to save cyber diplomacy office advances America's decision on North Korea hinges on Trump's success in Asia MORE and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. Vice President Pence cut short a trip to South America to attend the meeting.

Trump's national security adviser H.R. McMaster earlier this month defended the lack of comprehensive strategy announcements on the war in Afghanistan, which the president has teased for some time were coming “very soon.”

Trump has already made “a number of decisions" on the military approach there and does not necessarily attend to telegraph his entire strategy publicly, McMaster said.