Watch: Trump's Speech On Afghanistan, Transcript And AnalysisThe president addressed the nation about U.S. engagement in the country on Monday night. NPR journalists provided context and analysis of his remarks.
President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia. Senior U.S. officials told NPR's Tom Bowman ahead of the speech that the president is expected to deploy about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan, though Trump did not give specifics during the speech. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war.