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    Trump to Unveil New Afghanistan Strategy

    Will he fight or flee? In a prime-time address, President Trump is expected to present a fresh strategy for the country’s 16-year involvement in Afghanistan tonight. The details of Trump’s plan remain unleaked, but Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he’s “very comfortable” with the decision-making process. It’s an opportunity for the president to appear assertive on foreign policy, and observers expect that it will involve a troop increase. Mattis received permission in June to add up to 4,000 troops to the 8,000 already there, but withdrawal is also an option.

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