Donald Trump Afghanistan Speech Live Stream: Watch Online

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Donald Trump Afghanistan Speech Live Stream

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Donald Trump Afghanistan Speech Live Stream

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President Donald Trump will deliver a speech Monday night addressing his new strategy in America’s war with Afghanistan. Watch the live stream below.

The speech, being televised at from Fort Myer military base in Arlington, Virginia, just a few miles from the White House, marks the president’s first prime-time broadcast on a specific policy issue. The White House noted in statement that Trump plans to “provide an update on the path forward for America’s engagement in Afghanistan and South Asia.”

It’s anticipated that the president will announce a continued and larger U.S. presence in the country. According to reports, Trump will send 4,000 more soldiers to the region. Military forces have been stationed in Afghanistan since 2001, making it America’s longest war. To date, 2,300 lives have been lost in the war.

It’s also expected that Trump will request more assistance from NATO allies and the Afghanistan government itself. There are currently around 8,400 U.S. and 5,000 NATO troops fighting against the Taliban and other militant groups in Afghanistan. Additionally, it’s believed the president will ask neighboring Pakistan to further combat terrorist in its country.

Last Friday, the president met with Defense Secretary James Mattis and other members of his national security team at Camp David in Maryland to discuss military strategy. Shortly after the meeting, Trump tweeted, “Important day spent at Camp David with our very talented Generals and military leaders. Many decisions made, including on Afghanistan.” Mattis also told reporters on Sunday, “The president has made a decision. I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous.” Trump’s speech on Afghanistan begins at 9 p.m. ET. Watch the live stream below.

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