>> President Donald Trump will lay out his long-promised plan for the United States strategy in Afghanistan in a prime time address on Monday. The White House announcement comes after defense secretary James Mattis said Trump made the decision after a lengthy review.>> I'm very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous.
And did not go in with a preset condition in terms of what questions could be asked or what decisions would be made.>> The President huddled with his national security team in Camp David over the weekend. On Saturday he tweeted, many decisions made, including on Afghanistan. After taking office in January, the Trump administration began a broad review of US policy on Afghanistan.
But seven months in, no conclusion has been made public. In June, Mattis told Congress this.>> We're not winning in Afghanistan right now.>> One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters many of Trump's military advisors Are said to favor sending 3 to 5,000 more troops to the country.
And allowing them to embed with Afghan forces closer to combat. Others, led by Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, want to withdraw American soldiers. With Bannon's resignation on Friday, that side of the argument may have lost one of its key advocates.