CBS: trump will announce going to Afghanistan 4 thousand soldiers
WASHINGTON, August 21. /TASS/. The President of the USA Donald trump Monday announced the increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan and sending to that country advanced about 4 thousand soldiers. This was reported in the Sunday CBS TV channel, citing his sources in the Washington administration.
According to them, trump will talk about the new U.S. strategy in Afghanistan and South Asia, which, in particular, “strongly encourage” the government of Pakistan to deny safe havens to terrorists.
CBS also reported that the White house considered the possibility of adding Pakistan to list of countries sponsoring terrorism, the reduction of aid to this Islamic Republic and its exclusion from the list of major US allies outside NATO. The authorities do not exclude that the plan can be changed before the President will deliver an address.
The press service of the Pentagon TASS did not comment on the information channel and suggested to wait for the statement of the commander in chief.
On Sunday, the press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders reported that trump will tell of August 21, the adoption of a new United States strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia.
On Friday, the head of state held a meeting of the national security Council at camp David, the country residence of American presidents. The main topic was South Asian region, particularly Afghanistan. According to Reuters, the White house, they presented various options, including complete withdrawal of stationed there to 8.4 thousand American troops, the preservation of the contingent, a small increase or decrease.