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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:14 AM

Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy

Source: Reuters



JULY 10, 2018 / 4:57 PM / UPDATED 5 HOURS AGO

Idrees Ali, Jonathan Landay

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is preparing to undertake a review of its strategy in Afghanistan, U.S. officials told Reuters, a year after President Donald Trump begrudgingly agreed to extend America’s involvement in the 17-year-old war.

Officials said Trump has shown signs of frustration over the lack of progress since he unveiled a strategy last August that committed to an open-ended deployment of U.S. military advisers, trainers and special forces and increased air support for Afghan security forces. The goal was to force the Taliban militants to open peace talks with the Kabul government.

Trump was opposed to remaining in America’s longest war, but was convinced by his advisers to give it more time. He authorized last year the deployment an additional 3,000 U.S. troops, bringing the total to around 15,000.

Nearly a year later, the current situation is in a stalemate in which Afghan civilians are paying a heavy toll, the Taliban are expanding in rural areas but are unable to capture major urban centers and the capability of Afghan security forces remains in doubt.




Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-afghanistan-exclusive/exclusive-after-discouraging-year-u-s-officials-expect-review-of-afghan-strategy-idUSKBN1K02TN



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Reply Exclusive: After discouraging year, U.S. officials expect review of Afghan strategy (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:18 AM

1. Maybe just maybe the sexual predator and the traitor should read Directorate S

but I doubt it very much.......................

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:20 AM

2. 17 years..ugh

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 11:23 AM

3. Hold up! I thought "bombing the shit out of them" would fix this whole thing..... Whah

happen(ed)?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 12:24 PM

4. More Profit for Defense Industry

Well, this is more profits for the “defense” industry, what’s not to like? Always money for war, eh?
They will keep it going as long as they can. Keep those busy fighting in the economic draft so they won’t go home and cause trouble for their betters.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2018, 02:38 PM

5. I thought the orange asshole said something about getting us out of there...

I know, I know, blah blah blah, bullshit bullshit bullshit, lies lies lies...

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