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Mr Trump on Afghanistan: More of the same; no end in sight

The president said that his "original instinct was to pull out"

The Editorial Board | NYT 

If there is a compelling case to be made for deepening the United States military involvement in Afghanistan, where the 16-year-old war has already lasted longer than any other in American history, President Trump did not make it in his speech Monday night. Rather than the comprehensive strategy that is called for, his plan amounted to a jumble of ideas that lacked detail and coherence and were often contradictory. Having spent years criticizing America’s involvement in Afghanistan, he now appears inclined toward an open-ended commitment, but with no real ways to measure ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 10:41 IST
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