Trump admin closer to a decision on fighting 16- year-old war in Afghan

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks at the Pentagon, Friday, May 19, 2017, to give an update on the Islamic State group. The U.S. is looking ahead toward a decisive battleground in its bid to destroy the Islamic State group, even as U.S.-backed local forces must still finish the fight for the extremists' two main strongholds in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Vastavam web: The Trump administration is closer to a decision on a new approach for fighting the 16- year-old war in Afghanistan.Ahead of a meeting with President Donald Trump at Camp David, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis isn’t giving any hints of what the strategy would look like. The meeting today at the presidential retreat in Maryland will include Trump’s national security team.Months ago the Pentagon settled on a plan to send approximately 3,800 additional troops to help strengthen the Afghan army, which is stuck in what some call a deteriorating stalemate with the Taliban insurgency.