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 MattisMattis receives honorary doctorate from international affairs school Overnight Defense: Over 500 amendments proposed for defense bill | Measures address transgender troops, Yemen war | Trump taps acting VA chief as permanent secretary Defense bill amendment would protect open transgender military service MORE, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonTina Fey returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Sarah Palin with advice for Trump staffers Trump nominates Pacific Command head as ambassador to South Korea Trump’s offer could be just what Pyongyang was seeking MORE, CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoPompeo to outline post-deal strategy on Iran Trump asking aides whether he should proceed with North Korea summit: report Venezuela's Maduro set to win in presidential election derided by US as a 'sham' 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.