Friday, 18 August 2017

Trump’s Search for an Afghan War Policy Takes Him to Camp David

Trump’s Search for an Afghan War Policy Takes Him to Camp David - Bloomberg

Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster back a proposal to add troops focused on training Afghan special forces. It’s intended to show a U.S. commitment to stay in the country, prod Taliban fighters to the negotiating table and stem the increased presence of terrorist groups including Islamic State, according to people familiar with the plan who asked not to be identified discussing internal deliberations.

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