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

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 »

Aid and Advice Won't Be Enough for Afghanistan - The National Interest Online

Donald Trump's long-awaited speech on Afghanistan has been rightly criticized for its failure to define a clear objective for sustained U.S. commitment to the country and its recitation of the same interim goals of preventing a Taliban takeover and ...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 »

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 »

Trump's Comments Called 'Hostile' in Pakistan National Assembly - The Wire

Trump accused Pakistan of harbouring "agents of chaos" and providing safe havens to militant groups waging an insurgency against the US backed government in Kabul. Trump's Comments Called 'Hostile' in Pakistan National Assembly. A traffic policeman ...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 »

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 »

Pakistan National Assembly condemns Trump's 'hostile' comments - Reuters

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's National Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning U.S. President Donald Trump's accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan, denouncing them as “hostile” and “threatening”.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 »

Will Donald Trump Push Pakistan over the Edge? - The National Interest Online

Pakistan and the United States appear to be heading toward a more contentious phase of diplomatic arm wrestling in the wake of President Donald Trump's announcement of the new Afghanistan strategy. Two separate visits to Islamabad by mid-level U.S. ...and more »