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What an Afghanistan victory looks like under the Trump plan

Mr. Trump's speech on Afghanistan was conspicuously devoid of details

Rod Nordland | NYT 

Shortly after President Trump’s speech on Monday, a retired Afghan general recalled a Taliban fighter who had taken up arms after six of his sons were killed, one by one. The same AK-47 was handed down to each. Then the father was killed. “You don’t make peace with people like that,” said the retired general, Abdul Jabbar Qahraman, a combat veteran and Parliament member who comes from Helmand Province, the heart of the Taliban insurgency. “You also don’t win by killing them; there are always more.” After nearly 16 years of war, ...

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First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 10:53 IST