Mattis said Sunday that the strategy covered more than Afghanistan and was a full "South Asia strategy".
One major opponent of continuing US military presence in Afghanistan in the White House, Stephen Bannon, was ousted on Friday as chief strategist.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump would address the American people at 9 p.m. ET on Monday from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.
Trump's address, scheduled for 9 p.m. ET Monday at Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia, comes as Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis have said a decision has been made on a new USA strategy in Afghanistan.
The president met with his national-security team on Friday at Camp David about the decision, which has been building for months as he seeks a new course for America's 16-year-long war in the region. We still haven't got a strategy for Afghanistan.
Earlier this year, Mattis famously told a Senate panel that the United States is "not winning in Afghanistan".
Half of Afghanistan is either contested or under the Taliban's control, according to USA estimates. "At the end of the day, Afghanistan is about American homeland security - not building empires".
Trump has given Mattis authority to set troop levels in the country, but Mattis has been waiting for Trump to decide a strategic focus before he sends any more troops.
Last week, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain also came out in favor of a beefed up U.S presence in Afghanistan, expanding tje US counterterrorism effort and providing greater support to Afghan security forces.
Erik Prince, the founder of the former Blackwater private security firm who is proposing a private security strategy for dealing with Afghanistan, had been scheduled to attend the Camp David session but Politico revealed that he was blocked at the last minute, allegedly by McMaster. The Taliban offensive against the west-backed government in the country increased this summer.
The U.S. -led North Atlantic Treaty Organisation mission has formally ended its combat role, but about 13,500 troops remain in Afghanistan, including 7,000 soldiers from the United States and more than 1,000 from Italy.
"Afghanistan, in particular, continued to experience aggressive and coordinated attacks by the Afghan Taliban, including the affiliated Haqqani Network (HQN) and other insurgent and terrorist groups", the report stated.
The difficulty in reaching a decision was compounded, the two officials said, by the wide range of conflicting options Trump received, both in formal briefings, meetings and phone calls and from news and commentary on television and social media.
The company's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has posted a list of all the games now slated to get some kind of Xbox One X enhancement. Apart from this, there aren't many changes and internally, the Project Scorpio is the same as a regular Xbox One X .
Head of one of the organizing groups told CNN affiliate that they are libertarians and dismiss any kind of hate speech. Governor Phil Scott issued a statement by video Thursday saying Vermont must stand up against racism and bigotry.
China has repeatedly asked India to unilaterally withdraw from the Doklam area, or else face the prospect of an escalation. According to officials, soldiers from both the side have suffered minor injuries due to the stone pelting.
Rainfall remains in the forecast for the coming days, slowing recovery efforts and bringing the threat of further mudslides. Approximately 400 people had been confirmed killed and 600 more remained missing from the disaster early Monday.
Newspaper La Vanguardia reported a suspected attacker was killed in a shootout with police on the outskirts of the city. The van sped down a pedestrianised area hitting people while others jumped into nearby retailers for protection.
The city Parks Department said the tree was supposed to be maintained by the Central Park Conservancy. A huge tree came down in Central Park this morning, injuring several people, according to the FDNY.
After becoming a solo act, Lewis continued to star in such feature classics as the Nutty Professor and The Bellboy . Lewis's 10-year partnership with Dean Martin saw them star in 16 films and achieve huge box office success.
After cities declare their interest, the UBC will review the submissions and will issue a short list of cities by late September. The stadium does meet the required threshold for group stage matches, though- which require 40,000 seats.
Many people came to Graceland in their most festive Elvis attire, some like Paul Royse had the king's wardrobe matched perfectly. The auction has been organised for charity which enables sellers to list items to benefit non-profit organisations.
Spencer, president and director of the National Policy Institute , popularized the term "alternative right" about a decade ago. Spencer also plans to appear at Texas A&M University the day before his UF appearance for a "White Lives Matter" rally.
Made sure to check out part one , part two , part three and part four of our Premier League preview series if you haven't already. It was very good for him and club. "And then to know that you need to ask every single player if they are happy or not happy".
Syria war still not won but West's plots foiled: Assad
The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said about a dozen people had been injured in addition to the five dead. France has been a leading backer of the Syrian opposition since 2011, and has regularly called for Assad's departure.
Taylor Swift Might Be Appearing on 'GMA' Later This Month!
According to Popcrave, Swift's channel on Direct TV lists her having an apperance on " Good Morning America " on Saturday. Today marks the three-year anniversary of when she last dropped a lead single, " Shake It Off " for 1989 back in 2014.
Two dead in Kenya poll protests
Police also opened fire in the capital, Nairobi , where opposition protesters had blocked roads and set up burning barricades. The protests were inspired by the announcement that incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta is the victor of the Tuesday election.
Sharif ignores warnings, takes road to Lahore
Sharif plans to spend at least two nights in as many cities along the Grand Trunk Road while leading the rally from Islamabad . When asked whether the army had influenced the judiciary against him, Sharif said "let's leave this question for later".
Disney, North Korea Drive Dow Jones Industrial Average Lower
Energy stocks fell along with crude prices as investors kept an eye on the latest company earnings and geopolitical news. The president warned Pyongyang that any more threats would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen".