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Fighting in Afghanistan: 'You have the watches. We have the time' -

Donald Trump has now officially made Afghanistan his war. How ironic. The man who portrays himself as the great isolationist, who threatens to build walls around the U.S. both literally and, in the case of trade, figuratively, is proving to be all ...and more »

A timely history lesson - The Hindu

A gripping, sad and agitating account of America's approach to South Asia in the decades preceding 9/11 and the rise of Taliban. In the torrent of expert opinions on President Donald Trump's new South Asia policy in recent days, the history of America ...and more »

Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Could Actually Work - Foreign Policy (blog)

While I support President Donald Trump's decision last week to recommit the United States to the war in Afghanistan, it's not hard to understand why — 16 years on — people are cynical that the addition of several thousand more U.S. and NATO troops ...and more »

Donald Trump's threats will mean little to Pakistan - Hindustan Times

Donald Trump's stinging criticism of Pakistan, rebuking the country for providing safe havens to terrorists and demanding immediate change, has, understandably, gladdened hearts in New Delhi, but what are the chances this American president will ...and more »

Part II: The Case Against Involvement in Afghanistan - Lawfare (blog)

In my previous essay, I laid out arguments for continued involvement in Afghanistan. In this essay, I present the opposing view. The Case Against Involvement. The case for involvement prioritizes future risk; the case against involvement focuses on the ...and more »

Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Ensures US Doomed to Keep Losing Unwinnable War - Sputnik International

President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan will keep losing the war there because the United States has no credible options left to apply in the country, analysts told Sputnik. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On August 21, Trump announced a new ...and more »

Responsible Countries Take Terrorists Down: US Defense Secretary On Pakistan - NDTV

Washington: The United States intends to work with Pakistan in fighting terrorism, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said, underlining that any responsible nation would want to do that. The relations between the two countries have been strained lately ...and more »

Donald Trump is Right. Pakistan Needs to Stop Supporting Terrorists - Newsweek

President Donald Trump, or whoever wrote his speech for him on Afghanistan-Pakistan policy, is right: Pakistan must step up to the plate and do more to eradicate safe havens for extremists on its soil. While it is essential that extremism is defeated ...and more »

Pak parliament, military, govt issue joint resolution in response to new US strategy - Khaama Press (press release) (blog)

A resolution was signed and jointly issued by the Pakistani parliament, government, and military in response to the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia. The resolution was passed amid growing frustrations among the Pakistani politicians ...and more »

Trump's 'new' South Asia policy is Obama redux - Asia Times

While US President Donald Trump's much-awaited televised speech on August 21 was supposed to lay down his administration's Afghanistan policy, what really transpired eventually from his speech was a South Asia policy, largely denouncing Pakistan for ...and more »