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.

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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 MattisOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Mattis hints at US military options for North Korea Mattis: US to send 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan MORE, Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOvernight Regulation: Trump adviser affirms plans to leave climate deal | FDA to study new cigarette warning labels | DOJ investigating Equifax stock sales Top US security official targeted in Cuba Embassy covert attacks: report Trump adviser tells foreign officials no change on Paris climate deal MORE, CIA Director Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoChelsea Manning: Being disinvited from Harvard is as honorable as receiving fellowship CIA pushing to expand authority to use drone strikes Chelsea Manning: Harvard caved to CIA pressure 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.