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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Frustrated by his options, President Donald Trump is withholding approval of a long-delayed Afghanistan war strategy and even mulling a radical shakeup in his national security team as he searches for a “game changer” after 16 years of indecisive conflict. In a recent Situation Room meeting that turned explosive, Trump raised the idea of firing Nicholson, according to two officials with knowledge of the discussion. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, to testify before the Senate Armed Services Senate Committee. Nicholson says he needs a "few thousand" more troops to better accomplish a key part of the mission in the war-torn country, adding, Russia's meddling in Afghanistan is proving to be problematic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Gen. John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, before the Senate Armed Services Senate Committee. Nicholson said he needs a "few thousand" more troops to better accomplish a key part of the mission in the war-torn country. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)