Will Trump Ramp Up in Afghanistan?

The Taliban continue to grow in power

Seven months after Barack Obama took office in 2009, he received a grim report from the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, warning that additional American troops were necessary to avert mission failure. Obama was unhappy with this recommendation but felt boxed in by the military, and ultimately wound up tripling U.S. forces to 100,000 while imposing a strict deadline on their departure. By the time that Obama left office last month, the U.S. had only 8,400 or so troops left in Afghanistan. (Allies contribute another 4,000 or so.)

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Will Trump Ramp Up in Afghanistan?

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