Monday, August 21, 2017

Trump Strategy for Afganistan nobody's business

U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his strategy on Afghanistan. A pillar is that the U.S. will not reveal dates, troop numbers or plans for America's longest military conflict. With Taliban insurgent forces no nearer to defeat, current U.S. troop numbers are about 8,400. Trump has been skeptical of how the United States is fighting the war in Afghanistan, which was launched by President George W. Bush in October 2001. "We're not winning," he said in July, questioning whether U.S. Army General John Nicholson should be fired. U.S. forces have remained bogged down in Afganistan through the presidencies of Bush, Barack Obama and now Trump. About 2,400 U.S. forces have died in Afghanistan since the invasion.