06:50 GMT17 April 2021
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    US President Donald Trump is considering his options in Afghanistan after an extensive meeting with his national security team, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters after their meeting at Camp David.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Sanders said Trump will make an announcement on the new strategy when the time is appropriate.

    "This afternoon the President was briefed extensively by his national security team on a new strategy to protect America’s interests in [Afghanistan]," Sanders said on Friday as quoted by a pool report. "The President is studying and considering his options."

    Trump was facing a number of options on the way forward in Afghanistan among a wide range of proposals including a 4,000-troop surge, a private army overseen by a viceroy, and wholesale withdrawal, among other options.


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