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Lindsey Graham pushes Trump to keep military presence in Afghanistan

  • Trump will meet with top national security advisers at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf resort to discuss the matter on Friday.
  • Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser John Bolton, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford are all expected to attend the meeting.
  • Negotiators have worked toward a potential agreement with the Taliban for months — the plan, which is not completely finalized, is expected to involve counterterrorism commitments on the part of the Taliban, a drawback of thousands of US troops, as well as a ceasefire between the US and the Taliban.
  • The Taliban has carried out a number of other deadly attacks over the past months, even as peace negotiations with the US continued.
  • Trump has repeatedly advocated for bringing US troops back from Afghanistan, butting heads with hawkish GOP lawmakers like the senior senator from South Carolina.

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