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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. by Evan Solomon. Sep 2, 2017. US soldiers of the Combined Team Nangarhar of the CT Bastogne, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st ...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 »

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 »

US Must Declare Pakistan State Sponsor Of Terrorism: Former US Senator - NDTV

The US must declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, a former top senator who was instrumental in imposing tough sanctions on Pakistan in 1990s has said as he welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to elevate ties with India. President Trump ...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 »

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 »

Pakistan's strong response to the US - Pakistan Today

Sanity always prevails. The National Assembly and the Senate have given a strong message to the US, Afghanistan and their allies, read India, through unanimously rejecting the targeting of Pakistan by US President Donald Trump. Lawmakers have shown ...and more »

Ghani Delivers Eid Message, Gives Another Chance To Militants - TOLOnews

President Ashraf Ghani said the Afghan government is ready for “comprehensive political talks with Pakistan”. Addressing political elites and journalists at the Presidential Palace on Friday, President Ashraf Ghani said it is the time for anti ...and more »

US seeks to placate Pakistan anger over Trump's diatribe - The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The United States on Thursday launched a diplomatic push to pacify growing resentment in Pakistan over its new strategy for Afghanistan, saying that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure in Afghanistan. The Trump ...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 »