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Trump expected to increase US troops in Afghanistan

28 Agosto 2017, 02:18 | Cornelio Vivanco

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

The Commander of all U.S. military forces in the Middle East said Tuesday that the first deployments of troops will arrive in Afghanistan pretty quickly, according to the Associated Press.

In what seemed to contradict his talk about our self-interest, Trump also suggested we won't be sticking around if Afghanistan does not do its bit in the war, but the nudge may be needed if we are to succeed.

President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S.to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan after 16 years of combat and lives lost.

Obama served up the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan as "the epicenter of violent extremism" and an enduring test for the United States.

"Conditions on the ground - not arbitrary timetables - will guide our strategy from now on", Trump said. Pakistan has a close rapport with China and Russia as well as the Central Asian republics, serving as the hub of a growing regional economic connectivity.

Barack Obama's farewell address to the American people in January, also in prime time, averaged 34 million viewers.


US-backed Afghan forces overthrew the Taliban's hard-line Islamist government in late 2001 because it sheltered al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, architect of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington that year.

"Since President Trump took office, I've urged him and his administration to develop a detailed plan for our path forward in Afghanistan". President Trump has clearly spelled out his definition of victory in Afghanistan, which he reduces to "preventing the Taliban from taking over Afghanistan".

In that sense, the president didn't stray from putting America first. Yet he went along with the military's preferred option of an increased troop presence, while pursuing more or less the same objectives the Obama administration did. The Anglo-Afghan Wars were tremendously costly, but had little effect beyond further destabilizing Afghanistan and increasing resentment of the West.

Asked whether the Air Force would dedicate more assets to Afghanistan, where the United States has been engaged in its longest military conflict, Goldfein said only: "Possibly".

What was disturbing about the speech is that Trump is pursuing a policy that many have tried before in Afghanistan, always without success. There will substantial pressure on the US to agree to an early resumption of "unconditional dialogue" with the Taliban.

In his reinterpretation of Trump's Monday speech, Secretary of State Tillerson was clear that he sees a negotiated accord between the Taliban and Kabul as the only reasonable outcome in Afghanistan.


The British Empire three times attempted military takeovers of Afghanistan - twice in the 1800s and the last in 1918.

He added that the statement proved the current Afghan government "is a US puppet". What happens in these districts, and national policies towards radical groups, are largely the preserve of the Pakistani military, which considers itself the ultimate guarantor of the sanctity and security of the state.

Wilson said Trump appeared to be giving greater flexibility to strike insurgents.

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In theory, this should make the Taliban ripe for defeat on the battlefield and in the political arena. The United States' eagerness to include India shows a clear signal that it is ready to sideline Pakistan from the Afghanistan end-game. "FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business", he said, saying more information could be found at the State Department.

Although President Trump has said that he recognizes the "contributions and sacrifices" of the Pakistani people who have "suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism", he has also accused Pakistan of "continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists".




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