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President’s Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan

After President Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan, we saw yet another reversal from the campaign promises once made, via imminent troop increases to this godforsaken land. Some may criticize this shift as unfaithful, whereas some may laud it as demonstrating necessary flexibility. But the pertinent, unanswered questions remain: will it work, stabilize Afghanistan, and… Continue reading President’s Trump’s new strategy for Afghanistan

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More British troops could be on their way to Afghanistan as Nato considers mission boost

As more NATO troops are heading to Afghanistan, and with Australian military personnel still remaining in this tormented land, the million dollar question which has eluded Western leaders since 2001 still remains: what would/does victory in Afghanistan look like? At what point in time, will NATO decide mission is accomplished in Afghanistan? Would this be when Afghanistan becomes a democracy,… Continue reading More British troops could be on their way to Afghanistan as Nato considers mission boost