Afghanistan Tries to Win Trump Support With Lithium:
Trump has said little about America’s longest-running war, beyond saying on the campaign trail that he wishes the United States were not involved in Afghanistan. Last month, the top U.S. military commander called for an increase in American forces to help bring security, a call Kabul enthusiastically backed. But the White House has not said which direction it will go — toward beefing up the American role, drawing it down further or something else entirely. There are around 8,400 U.S. troops in the country, involved in training Afghan forces and in counter-terrorism operations.