President Trump addressed a republic Monday night on U.S. rendezvous and “the trail forward” in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials told NPR’s Tom Bowman forward of a debate that a boss is approaching to muster about 4,000 additional infantry to Afghanistan, yet Trump did not give specifics during a speech. The preference follows months of concern within a Trump administration, involving tip troops commanders, domestic advisers and even enlisted veterans of a scarcely 16-year war.
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NPR’s Dana Farrington, Barbara Sprunt, Juan Elosua and Brittany Mayes contributed to this report.