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Trump Embraces Afghanistan Ideas That Failed Obama, Bush

  • Longest U.S. war set to extend as Trump boosts troop levels
  • Goal is ‘killing terrorists,’ not nation-building, Trump says
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President Trump delivers his policy on Afghanistan. He speaks from the Fort Myer Army base in Virginia. (Source: Bloomberg)

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President Donald Trump’s new Afghanistan strategy -- more troops, pressure on Pakistan and diplomatic outreach to the Taliban -- relies on tactics his predecessors tried without success to get out of America’s longest-running war.