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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trump declares US will 'win' in Afghanistan, but gives few details


By CNN, Aug. 22, 2017 
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday vowed the US will "fight to win" in Afghanistan, extending the 16-year campaign there with a promise to beef up the American military presence while ratcheting up pressure on other countries in the region to help turn the tide.

In a prime-time address before a crowd of US troops, Trump sought to convince the country that he was applying a different strategy to the enduring Afghan conflict. But he offered few details, sticking to broad outlines -- beating back the Taliban, annihilating terrorists and cracking down on Pakistan's harboring of militants -- that shed little daylight between the current and future US approaches to the 16-year war.

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