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    Trump to address nation Monday on Afghanistan

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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to address the nation on his strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

    The White House says Trump will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.

    Trump and his national security team met Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland to reach agreement on a strategy.

    Trump tweeted over the weekend that he had made a decision. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, traveling in Afghanstan on Sunday, also said Trump had reached a decision. Mattis declined to discuss specifics before Trump’s announcement.

    It will be Trump’s first formal address to the nation as president, and it follows a period of isolation for Trump following his comments about racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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