Ian Eppler // 8/24/17 //
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis suggested that the Trump Administration is considering providing defensive weapons to the Ukrainian military, to support Ukraine in its ongoing conflict with Russia (NYT).
The White House will host Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak despite the leader’s recent billion-dollar corruption scandal (NY Times).
President Trump’s commitment of additional troops to Afghanistan will focus on regional cooperation and results rather than a strict timeline (AP).
Stories about attacks against U.S. diplomats in Cuba is neither as extreme nor as indicative of U.S.-Cuban relations as it may seem, writes John Sipher at Just Security.
President Trump has decided on a new strategy regarding Afghanistan, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (NYT).