Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening and welcome to this special NewsHour.
In just a moment, President Trump will address the nation, laying out what is said to be a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. For all those solar eclipse fans, Nova’s “Eclipse over America” will begin immediately after our live coverage of the president’s speech for our East Coast and Central Time Zone viewers, and later this evening for everyone else.
The United States longest war is now consumed nearly 16 years, becoming the burden of three different presidents.
Last Friday, President Trump held a meeting with his national security team at Camp David where a new strategy was reportedly discussed and agreed on.
Tonight, the president has traveled to Fort Myer, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from the White House, where military personnel, other invited guests will join him as he makes his presentation.
Correspondent Nick Schifrin has been covering th