Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) escorts U.S. President Donald Trump as he greets military personnel after attending a meeting at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. July 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
WASHINGTON - 20 July 2017: US President Donald Trump said the US and its allies have Middle East terrorists on the run as Pentagon considers troop surge in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban, the NBC News reported.
The president made the remarks during a meeting with top advisers at the Pentagon Thursday for a national security briefing that included the ongoing fight against Daesh.
Trump was joined by Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford.
Asked if he was planning on sending more troops to Afghanistan, President Trump said "we'll see," adding a short assessment that "we're doing very well against ISIS [Daesh] . ISIS [Daesh] is falling fast. Very fast," before heading into the Pentagon.
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