Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy Will Increase Pressure On Pakistan

President Trump announced his new strategy for Afghanistan on Monday night.

It will increase pressure on Pakistan to support the American effort.

The Washington Free Beacon reported:

“President Donald Trump, who delivered a long-awaited address outlining a new plan for the 16-year war, now the nation’s longest, suggested the United States will slash the billions of dollars in aid provided to Pakistan annually if it fails to take action against terrorist groups, namely, the Taliban.

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‘Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan,’ Trump said. ‘It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.’

Pakistan and bordering Afghanistan are home to the highest concentration of terrorist groups in the world, with more than 20 U.S.-designated foreign terrorist organizations residing in the two countries. The Pakistani government is notorious for harboring terrorist groups, including top Taliban leaders.

Trump also said the United States will seek greater help from India, Pakistan’s neighbor to the south, in the areas of economic assistance and development in Afghanistan.”

Pakistan is currently in the middle of building a wall along their border with Afghanistan to keep terrorists out. 

Great speech by Trump!

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