Trump Delivers National Address On U.S. Afghan Policy

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

President Trump is laying out a new  policy for America's military involvement in Afghanistan.  In statements  at Fort Myer in Virginia, Trump remarked that the United States must  seek an honorable and enduring outcome in its longest war.  He added  that his initial instinct was to pull U.S. troops from Afghanistan, but  he now believes the situation will only get worse if that happens.   Trump emphasized that conditions on ground, will guide U.S. strategy  from now on, not timetables.  Trump didn't talk about troop numbers, but  there are reports about an increase of about four-thousand troops to  the area.

Trump put other countries in the  region on notice, saying he expects them to increase their involvement  towards a solution in Afghanistan.  He said it's time for Pakistan to  demonstrate its commitment to peace.  He also said he wants India to  devote more financial assistance to Afghanistan.  With regards to the  Afghan government, Trump said the U.S. supports it, but that support is  neither limitless nor a blank check. 

Trump spent much of the first part of  his speech appealing for unity in America.  Trump said the U.S. military  is an example of men and women from all walks of life coming together  to achieve a common goal.  He said troops sent overseas deserve to come  home to a nation that's unified and healed.  He emphasized that when  Americans open their hearts to patriotism, there's no room for bigotry  or hate.

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