More Troops to Afghanistan?

As reported by the Associated Press, US President Donald Trump is to receive new battle plans to take on the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan. According to the report, Anthony Cordesman, a defense analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies said unless President Trump adopts a decisive approach the situation could deteriorate “either slowly and painfully over years or as a result of some shattering military defeat or critical political power struggle at the top that divides the security forces and the country.” The top US commander in Afghanistan, Army General John Nicholson, said he wants an infusion of US and allied troops to bolster support for the Afghan army.

AP report found here.

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