US general sees ‘cautious optimism’ about Afghanistan strategy – ABC11

LUIS MARTINEZ

The top U.S. military commander in the Middle East believes there is reason for “cautious optimism” that the Trump administration’s South Asia Strategy is working in Afghanistan and creating the conditions for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

“There is cause for cautious optimism and evidence that our South Asia strategy is working,” said General Joseph Votel, the commander of U.S. Central Command, during a visit to Kabul where he met with senior Afghan security officials.

General John Nicholson, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and the Resolute Support NATO training mission, also believes … Read More on ABC11

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