>> President Trump's National Security Advisor meeting top Afghan officials in Kabul Sunday. Just days after the US dropped the so-called Mother of all Bombs on an underground network of tunnels used by Islamic State militants in the eastern part of the country. H R McMaster's visit marks the first high-level meeting with Afghan leaders since unleashing the controversial non-nuclear bomb last week, one of the largest conventional combat weapons, which Afghan officials believe killed nearly 100 militant and no civilians.
Meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and top officials to talk security and counter-terrorism, McMaster pledged support and cooperation with Kabul, even hinting at a troop surge to bolster the nearly 9,000 US troops stationed there, without outlining an official plan. Last week's strike drew condemnation from former Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
And has led to speculation that Trump's defense advisors are planning to escalate the war against militants in the country.