14 April 2017

News Story: Trump Sending His National Security Advisor To Kabul

U.S President Donald Trump
U.S President Donald Trump is sending his national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to Afghanistan, according to Business Insider.

Trump announced the move during a press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

McMaster's trip will reportedly focus on assessing whether more U.S forces are needed in Afghanistan. 

In February, Army Gen. John Nicholson told Congress he needed a "few thousand" more troops in order to break what he called a "stalemate" with the Taliban.

Afghan officials have not yet stated who McMaster will meet with while in Kabul. 

The Hindustan Times reported McMaster will also be in India this weekend to discuss the stabilization of Afghanistan in the wake of threats posed by and the expanding footprint of Daesh in provinces bordering Pakistan.

McMaster will meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other high-level officials in what will be his first visit to South Asia since he took over in February.

McMaster will visit Kabul and Islamabad before he lands in New Delhi for a day .

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