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Trump Expected To Order 4,000 More Troops To Afghanistan

After months of deliberation, a reluctant president is expected to increase the American military presence after 16 years of war with no end in sight.
President Trump departs the White House on Aug. 14 for New York. He is giving an update on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan in an address to the nation Monday night. Source: Nicholas Kamm

President Trump is expected to deploy about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan and try to tighten expectations on its government and that of neighboring Pakistan, senior U.S. officials tell NPR.

Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on Monday night outside Washington in which he announces his

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