President Donald Trump tweeted Saturday that has administration has made a long-awaited decision about what to do in the war in Afghanistan.
"Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders".
Donald Trump is weighing his options on formulating a new U.S. strategy in South Asia with the focus on Afghanistan, the White House has said, after the President held a key meeting with his national security team.
Trump has expressed frustration about the war. On Afghanistan strategy, Bannon had previously advocated for replacing US troops with private contractors.
Despite spending between $4 and $6 trillion on the counterterrorism effort in Afghanistan, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East since the early 2000s, according to the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, US Army General John Nicholson said the US was in a stalemate in the fight against terrorists while speaking to the Senate Armed Services Committee in February. The White House has been deliberating for months now about what do with America's longest war in history.
The Trump administration has begun to talk about a "South Asia strategy" for Afghanistan, which involves India and Pakistan, but the contours of this remains unclear.
The Afghan government was assessed by the US military to control or influence just 59.7 per cent of Afghanistan's 407 districts as of Feb 20, a almost 11 percentage-point decrease from the same time in 2016, according to data released by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, the Dawn reportedU.S. He's clearly under both mounting pressure to make a decision, and pressure from Republican hawks to make it a decision to double down on the war, however, so if he didn't sign off on that, the people briefing him during the Camp David meeting would've likely discouraged him making an announcement on a "decision" to try to keep whittling down his resistance.