Trump adviser's Afghanistan visit catches many by surprise

Military Times: WASHINGTON — President Trump's national security adviser arrived in Kabul on Sunday for talks meant to help shape the administration's strategy toward Afghanistan, but the high-level visit, announced last week, appears to have caught several Afghan and American officials by surprise.

Trump's envoy, Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, met on Sunday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, according a statement from the U.S. embassy in Kabul. They discussed a host of security matters, including how Afghanistan's government intends to confront widespread internal corruption that continues to undermine NATO's broader objectives. McMaster also met with U.S. Ambassador Hugo Llorens and the top American war commander, Army Gen. John Nicholson.

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