President Trump Set to Address the Nation Monday Evening on Afghanistan and South Asia
President Trump is set to address the nation Monday evening regarding Afghanistan and South Asia. This follows his weekend meetings at Camp David.
A statement from the Press Secretary reads:
“President Donald J. Trump will address our Nation’s troops and the American people tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. (EDT) from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA, to provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.”
NEW: President Trump to address the nation Monday night on Afghanistan and South Asia pic.twitter.com/uAGDzsOwHE
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) August 20, 2017
.@mikeallen: “White House announces Trump to address nation on Afghanistan tomorrow at 9:00pm from Fort Myer in Arlington, VA”
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 20, 2017
Politico reported on commentary Sunday related to Afghanistan touching on Mattis’ feelings related to the new Afghanistan strategy:
“Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy. But he refused to talk about the new policy until the particulars are disclosed by President Donald Trump.
‘I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous,’ Mattis said, speaking aboard a military aircraft on an overnight flight from Washington to Amman, Jordan.”
Let’s all hope some of the Bannon anti-war sentiments stay at the forefront of the President’s mind.