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President Donald Trump on Wednesday reiterated his call for the United States to keep its “best and the best” in its military, while making clear that he will not send more troops to Afghanistan, where American troops are engaged in a costly and drawn-out battle with the Taliban.
Trump, in remarks to reporters at the White House, said he would keep the U.N. Security Council members who voted for the U,S.
troop withdrawal in Afghanistan and Afghanistan’s war against the Taliban in place for the foreseeable future.
“We are going to keep all of our best and brightest in our country.
We are going do it without leaving the United Nations, which is the best and most powerful body in the world,” Trump said.
The United States has lost more than 1,100 U.s. troops to the Taliban since the U.,S.
and NATO began a withdrawal from the country in 2014.
The president made his remarks during a brief news conference after a meeting with U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May at the U .
Embassy in London.
“I’m looking forward to working with all of you, and we are going with a lot of resolve, and I’m going to do it,” Trump told the prime minister.
The Taliban are battling U. and coalition forces in the war-torn country.
The NATO-led coalition is seeking to end the conflict that began in 2001, and Trump has repeatedly vowed to fight the group.
He called for a “total and complete victory” against the group in Afghanistan.
He said he will make a decision on whether to keep troops in the country within weeks.
The U. S. has been in the midst of an expensive, drawn-outs war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) group in the region, and the U,.
S. is conducting airstrikes in Iraq and Afghanistan to support its efforts.
Trump said that he had talked with British Prime Minister May about the “future of Afghanistan” and the alliance’s “long-term goal.”
The president also called on the United Kingdom to continue “doing things the right way.”
“We have an alliance.
We have an agreement,” Trump continued.
Trump has not formally met with May in person. “
So we are looking forward very much to working together, but we’re also going to get that right, and it is not going to be easy.”
Trump has not formally met with May in person.
Trump met May in New York in March for the annual U. N. General Assembly, the annual gathering of world leaders.
The two discussed security in the U of A, but not the Afghanistan conflict.
The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said Wednesday that the two had discussed the future of the alliance in a phone call earlier in the day.
May has said that the U s defense commitment in Afghanistan will be reviewed and that she expects the military to make a determination in the next several weeks on whether or not to keep U. s troops in Afghanistan as part of the current withdrawal plan.
Trump and May also spoke during a visit by British Prime minister Justin Trudeau to the U S Embassy in Kabul.