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Trump will address the nation Monday on Afghanistan

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The White House has announced that President Donald Trump will address the nation regarding his strategy for the war in Afghanistan on Monday.

Trump officials say the president will speak to the country on Monday at 9 p.m. EDT from Fort Myer in Arlington, Virginia.

Trump and his national security team met Friday at the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland to reach agreement on a strategy.

Trump tweeted over the weekend that he had made a decision. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, traveling in Afghanstan on Sunday, also said Trump had reached a decision. Mattis declined to discuss specifics before Trump's announcement.

It will be Trump's first formal address to the nation as president.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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