Adam Linehan, Task & Purpose: Get Ready For A Mini-Troop Surge In Afghanistan
The Pentagon had previously announced plans to expand U.S. military operations in Afghanistan by at least several thousand additional troops, but future deployments to the country will apparently depend on the number of additional forces NATO is willing to commit to the 16-year effort to defeat the Taliban, Stars and Stripes reports.
The Washington Post reported on May 9 that the Trump administration was poised to sign off on a plan that would send at least three thousand more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Their mission, officials said, would be to halt Taliban progress and pressure the group to come to the negotiating table.
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Commentaries And Analysis On President Trump's Plan To Deploy More U.S. Soldiers To Afghanistan
War without end: Trump prepares strategy on Afghanistan -- Lewis Sanders IV, DW
Trump Advisers Call for More Troops in Afghanistan -- Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic
Trump’s Afghanistan Gamble -- Javid Ahmad, National Interest
Donald Trump's New Military Policy Could Reverse Obama's Legacy In Afghanistan -- International Business Times
Trump's Afghanistan conundrum -- Axios
Donald Trump to declare war on Taliban in Afghanistan despite experts' concerns -- Missy Ryan & Greg Jaffe, The Independent
How America Lost Afghanistan -- Callum Wood, The Trumpet
Trump Is Considering a Massive Troop Surge in Afghanistan: Not everyone in the White House is behind what some are calling “McMaster’s War.” -- Isobel Thompson, Vanity Fair
Why Bannon Is Right about Afghanistan -- Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest