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Trump announces new strategy for Afghanistan that calls for a troop increase

August 22, 2017
Abby Phillip, David Nakamura, | The Washington Post
President Trump outlined a revised vision for the U.S. war in Afghanistan on Monday, pledging to end a strategy of “nation-building” and instead institute a policy aimed more squarely at addressing the terrorist threat that emanates from the region.
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‘It’s a hard problem’: Inside Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan

August 22, 2017
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump was frustrated and fuming. Again and again, in the windowless Situation Room at the White House, he lashed out at his national security team over the Afghanistan war, and the paucity of appealing options gnawed at him.
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Trump Settles on Afghan Strategy Expected to Raise Troop Levels

August 21, 2017
Maggie Haberman, Michael Gordon, Eric Schmitt | The New York Times
President Trump, who has been accused by lawmakers of dragging his feet on Afghanistan, has settled on a new strategy to carry on the nearly 16-year-old conflict there, administration officials said Sunday.
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Trump advisers gather to consider Afghanistan options

August 18, 2017
Margaret Brennan | CBS News
Amid the fallout from President Trump's comments on the Charlottesville protests, the president at Camp David will try to focus on what may be one of the most consequential decisions of this young presidency: do U.S. troops stay or withdraw from Afghanistan?
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President Donald Trump talks Vladimir Putin, FBI raid of Paul Manafort’s home

August 11, 2017
President Trump's comments from the week are discussed.
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Trump says military is 'locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely'

August 11, 2017
| The New York Times
President Trump issued yet another provocative warning of military action against North Korea on Friday, the third time in a week that he has suggested he was ready to strike the small, isolated Asian country that has been developing nuclear weapons capable of reaching the United States.
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Why General John Kelly is Trump’s last hope

August 10, 2017
Michael Duffy | TIME
To the men and women of the Trump White House--the curious, the hopeful, the desperate and the dubious--the all-hands summons was a little out of the ordinary.
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What you need to know about Guam, the tiny American territory North Korea is threatening

August 10, 2017
Nancy Youssef, Amber Jamieson | BuzzFeed News
The tiny island of Guam, a US territory, was threatened as a target by North Korea on Tuesday after reports that the regime had created miniaturized nuclear warheads that fit onto long-range missiles.
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