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Trump meets with national security team on Afghanistan


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and other members of the national security team briefed President Donald Trump on Friday on the state of peace negotiations in Afghanistan, with Pompeo saying afterward that “led by the president, we are working diligently on the path forward.”


Trump, who is spending most of the week at his golf club in New Jersey, has long been skeptical of the need to keep a U.S. military presence in Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have been fighting since 2001. The war has taken more than 2,400 American lives.


Trump tweeted after the meeting: “Many on the opposite side of this 19 year war, and us, are looking to make a deal - if possible!”



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17th August 2019

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