Bleak prospects for peace – The News

Amidst reports of the Trump administration reviewing its Afghan policy and the likelihood of the number of US troops in that country being increased, as requested by the US commanders there, the Taliban through an open letter to the Trump administration sent to the media have warned against any such move: “Previous experiences have shown that sending more troops to Afghanistan will not result in anything other than further destruction of American military and economic might. Therefore, it would be wise if you adopt the strategy of a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan instead of troops increase”

The American move to re-opt for a military solution in Afghanistan does not augur well for prospects of peace in that country and its neighbourhood, particularly Pakistan which has mostly borne the brunt of the burgeoning terrorism. The US has failed during the last 16 years to achieve its military objectives in Afghanistan. The Taliban have throughout been demanding a complete withdrawal of US and… Read More on The News

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