VOA: Top US Security Official in Afghanistan for Crucial Talks
ISLAMABAD — U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster arrived in Kabul Sunday for talks with Afghan leaders on security matters and to assess the situation for American troops on the ground.
McMaster’s visit follows calls by U.S. military commanders for adding “a few thousand” more troops to the existing strength of around 8,400 American troops in Afghanistan.
President Afghan Ashraf Ghani's office welcomed McMaster's visit to Kabul and thanked him for continuous U.S. support to Afghanistan.
Ghani and McMaster discussed "bilateral ties, security, counterterrorism, reforms and development," said a brief presidential palace statement issued after the two met.
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