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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 »

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 »

Trump does not blame Pakistan for failure in Afghanistan: US envoy -

United States (US) Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale assured National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt Gen (Retd) Nasser Khan Janjua on Thursday that President Donald Trump did not blame Pakistan for the failure of the War on Terror in Afghanistan. As Hale ...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 »

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 »

$225 Million Aid to Pakistan Comes With Conditions - TOLOnews

United States officials have said Pakistan will only get aid when they start eliminating safe havens. Thumbnail. The United States has decided not to hand over $225 million USD to Islamabad as long as Pakistan does not destroy Afghan insurgent safe ...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 »

No more ducking the question - The Nation

There has been a storm in Pakistan because of the new US policy for Afghanistan announced by US President Donald Trump. The storm was because he came out and said something that had been an open secret for a long time, but which could not be said: ...and more »

US, UK embassies wish happy Eid-ul-Adha to Afghans - Pajhwok Afghan News (blog)

KABUL info-icon (Pajhwok): The US and United Kingdom (UK) embassies in Kabul wished happy Eid-ul-Adha to the people of Afghanistan info-icon on Thursday. “US Embassy in Kabul and I extend our best wishes to the people of Afghanistan on the ...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 »