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Trump holds Pakistan's feet to fire - The New Indian Express

The current incumbent of the White House is not known for grace or finesse. There was none of it either, in the blunt message he delivered to Pakistan in his maiden policy address to the American people recently. Unveiling the new US strategy for South ...and more »

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

The unspoken truth underpinning Donald Trump's latest policy on Afghanistan is that U.S. troops may never leave. Ever. Evan Solomon. September 2, 2017. Twitter · Facebook · Reddit · Email. US soldiers of the Combined Team Nangarhar of the CT Bastogne ...and more »

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

US President Donald Trump speaks during his address to the nation from Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on August 21, 2017. Trump warned Monday that the Afghan government should not view US support as a "blank check," in an ...and more »

Been there, done that..again? - Economic Times (blog)

It was no blood, sweat and tears speech from US President Donald Trump. Americans do not have the stomach for this kind of thing. Instead, what we have today are scowls and bluster from the US, and injured innocence, denial and bluff from Pakistan in ...and more »

US-Pakistan impasse continues - The Hindu

The diplomatic impasse between the United States and Pakistan continues after U.S. President Donald Trump's policy review of South Asia. Since then, several high-level bilateral meetings have been rescheduled indefinitely. Pakistan's National Assembly ...and more »

How Will US Tackle Safe Havens in Pakistan? - Voice of America

In his South Asia strategy speech last week, President Donald Trump publicly put Pakistan on notice that it must stop providing sanctuaries to armed groups that are fighting in Afghanistan. "We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for ...and more »

A timely history lesson - The Hindu

In the torrent of expert opinions on President Donald Trump's new South Asia policy in recent days, the history of America's 16-year-old military engagement in Afghanistan — its longest war — begins with the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on ...and more »

Part I: The Case for Continued US Involvement in Afghanistan - Lawfare (blog)

The U.S. war in Afghanistan, which enters its 16th year as the longest war in American history, has no end in sight, and Americans increasingly question its value. As a presidential candidate, Donald J. Trump questioned the continued U.S. involvement ...and more »

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

Marines during a mission in Helmand province, Afghanistan targeting Taliban fighters. (Photo: Marine Corps/Cpl. Joseph Scanlan). In my previous essay, I laid out arguments for continued involvement in Afghanistan. In this essay, I present the opposing ...and more »

Eid-ul-Adha prayer offered nation-wide peacefully - Pajhwok Afghan News (blog)

KABUL (Pajhwok): The first day of annual religious festival Eidul Adha was celebrated across Afghanistan on Friday by offering Eid prayers in all provinces, including Kabul info-icon , without any untoward incident taking place. Kabul residents offered ...and more »