Afghanistan: Trump listens to his generals

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Series Details August 2017
Publication Date 08/08/2017
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The Debates feature from Euro|Topics offers English (+ French and German) translations of a selections of articles in European news sources on this topic.

Euro|Topics relaunched their website during 2016. Features published before that date are still available via an archive website (see related url hyperlinks).United States President Trump paved the way in August 2017 for increased US troops in Afghanistan. His military advisors convinced him that withdrawing US forces from the country would leave a dangerous power vacuum. Trump stressed, however, that the goal was not nation-building but killing terrorists. Is this the right strategy, European commentators asked?

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg welcomed the new US South Asia strategy.

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The New York Times, 21.08.17: Trump Outlines New Afghanistan War Strategy With Few Details
NATO: News, 22.08.17: NATO Secretary General welcomes new US South Asia strategy
The Guardian, 22.08.17: Why Trump's Afghanistan strategy risks the worst of both worlds
EU: EEAS: Afghanistan and the EU
The Conversation, 23.08.17: Trump is wrong: his ‘new’ Afghanistan policy looks like more of the same
The Conversation, 22.08.17: Afghanistan is now officially James Mattis’ war

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