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Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says

Trump approves sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, senior official says | 21 Aug 2017 | President Trump has signed off on sending an additional 4,000 troops to Afghanistan, ahead of his address to the nation Monday night, Fox News has learned. Trump is set to unveil his strategy for Afghanistan, becoming the third commander-in-chief to attempt to stabilize the war-torn country and forge a victory in what is now America's longest war...The Pentagon was awaiting a final announcement by Trump on a proposal to send in nearly 4,000 more U.S. troops, on top of the 8,400 in the country. [I thought Trump campaigned on getting out of Afghanistan? Apparently, the CIA's poppy fields and opium routes will continue to be protected.]