WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will hold his first meeting with Iraq's prime minister as he works to shape his policy for defeating the Islamic State group.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's first visit to Washington since Trump's inauguration comes as the new U.S. president gears up to host a 68-nation meeting focused on advancing the fight against the militant group.
But despite his promises of a no-holds-barred strategy and to eradicate "radical Islamic terrorism," Trump has not yet proposed a new approach or tactics in Afghanistan or Iraq.
It also remains to be seen to what extent Trump will commit to efforts to rebuild war-torn Iraq.
The administration has proposed deep cuts to international organizations and diplomatic missions.