Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trump commits to more troops in Afghanistan: No nation building we’re killing terrorists, 'fight to win'

President Trump announced a new day in Afghanistan. 
I hope this works out because we've been there entirely too long.  

Reuters reports President Donald Trump opened the door on Monday night to an increase in U.S. troops in Afghanistan as part of a retooled strategy for the region, overcoming his own doubts about America's longest war and vowing "a fight to win." 

Trump, in a prime-time televised address at a military base near Washington, said his new approach was aimed at preventing Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for Islamist militants bent on attacking the United States. (Graphic: U.S. troops and contractors in Afghanistan tmsnrt.rs/2icbnXT

The Republican president, who has repeatedly criticized the Afghanistan strategies of his predecessors, now inherits the same challenges, including a resurgent Taliban and a weak government in Kabul. He is laying the groundwork for greater U.S. involvement without a clear end in sight or providing specific benchmarks for success.

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