Trump spoke about U.S. policy towards Afghanistan
The US President Donald trump said that the new approach of his administration towards Afghanistan would be to prevent transforming this country into a safe haven for Islamist militants seeking to attack the United States. About it reports Reuters.
“Our troops will fight to win,” he said in his speech at the military base Fort Myer in Virginia. However, he did not specify how long U.S. forces should remain in Afghanistan.
Trump also did not say how many additional troops will be sent to Afghanistan. Earlier it was reported that defence Minister James Mattis planned to send another four thousand in addition to 8400 deployed currently.
In addition, trump has strengthened the US position against Islamabad. His administration has warned that it may reduce assistance to Pakistan in the field of security unless it is to prevent militants use safe havens in its territory.
Trump also said that the United States would like India to a greater extent helped Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic aid and development.
August 19, the US President announced that he had taken “a lot of important decisions,” including Afghanistan.
The United States began a military operation enduring freedom in Afghanistan in 2001 in response to the attacks of 11 September of the same year. Active hostilities lasted ten years. From July 2011 began a gradual withdrawal of coalition troops from Afghanistan. In 2014, after the U.S. and allies have completed a number of special operations, a decision was made about the end of the active phase of the war.