19 Jul '17, 9pm

Military officials to brief Trump on deployed forces, Afghanistan and ISIS

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon Thursday to get briefed on the military’s global deployments and discuss potential plans to increase those commitments in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State, defense officials said. No additional troop level decisions are expected to be announced as part of the visit, which comes as Trump’s national security team finalizes its revised plans for Afghanistan and continues to formulate its way ahead against the Islamic State. On Wednesday, Trump’s National Security Council met to discuss the South Asia strategy, a diplomatic and military plan to stabilize Afghanistan. Separately, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday also visited Capitol Hill to brief senators on the administration’s plan to defeat the Islamic S...

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