Thursday, May 11, 2017

Should More U.S. And NATO Troops Be Deployed To Afghanistan?

VOA: Will Sending More US Troops to Afghanistan Turn Back Taliban?

As Washington considers sending more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, analysts are skeptical whether the move would help quell a resurgent Taliban or push the insurgent group to the negotiating table.

U.S President Donald Trump is expected to announce his Afghan policy later this month and his advisers are reportedly recommending adding up to 5,000 additional American troops.

Security analysts say a troop surge would not make a difference unless additional steps are taken including reforms within the Afghan government and convincing Pakistan to break ties with militant groups in Afghanistan.

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WNU Editor: Some believe this talk of a surge of U.S. and foreign forces to Afghanistan is nothing more but a farce .... Is Trump’s Rumored Afghanistan Troop Surge Just a Farce? (Sputnik). What's my take .... sending a few thousand U.S. troops and a few hundred NATO troops is not going to change the situation on the ground .... it will just up the casualty count and intensify the fighting.

More News On The Probable Deployment Of U.S. And NATO Troops To Afghanistan

US considering sending up to 3,000 additional troops to Afghanistan -- ABC News
Senators show signs of support for more troops in Afghanistan -- CNN
NATO assessing request for more troops to Afghanistan -- Reuters
Stoltenberg: NATO may send many more troops to Afghanistan -- AP
NATO May Join Trump In Sending Troops To Afghanistan -- Daily Caller
Merkel: Germany not 'first in line' to boost troops in Afghanistan -- Reuters
Germany won’t send more troops to Afghanistan – Merkel -- RT
Australia may send more troops to Afghanistan -- The West Australian
Up to 100 extra British troops could be sent to Afghanistan's capital to help train soldiers following Nato request -- Daily Mail
Britain WILL send soldiers back to Afghanistan – and THIS is how many -- Daily Star
Trump weighs rhetoric and reality in Afghanistan troop decision -- Jeremy Diamond, CNN
What are we even doing in Afghanistan? -- Paul Szoldra, Business Insider
Seven questions Congress should ask about Trump’s mini-surge in Afghanistan -- Christopher Kolenda, The Hill
More U.S. soldiers may be heading to Afghanistan. That might not solve the problem. -- Pamela Constable, Washington Post
America's deepening Afghanistan quagmire -- Brahma Chellaney, Nikkei Asian Review

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