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Trump Offers Open-Ended Commitment to Shore Up Afghanistan

  • President outlines new strategy for nation’s longest conflict
  • Plan is shift from Trump’s past wariness of nation-building
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President Trump delivers his policy on Afghanistan. He speaks from the Forty Myer Army base in Virginia. (Source: Bloomberg)

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President Donald Trump announced an open-ended commitment to Afghanistan that will put as many as 4,000 more U.S. troops into the nation’s longest-lasting conflict and keep American forces there as long as it takes to deny terrorists a haven and bring about a political settlement with the Taliban.