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Trump to announce new strategy for U.S. in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump will lay out “the path forward” for U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia in a nationally televised speech Monday night.

The White House announced Sunday that Trump will speak at 9 p.m. Eastern on Monday from Fort Myer in Arlington, Va. Earlier Sunday, Secretary of Defense James Mattis confirmed with reporters that a new strategy had been decided upon.

“I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” Mattis said, according to Reuters. “The president has made a decision. As he said, he wants to be the one to announce it to the American people.

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