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Topic: 3500 more U.S. troops headed to Afghanistan
Posted By: MateenK
Subject: 3500 more U.S. troops headed to Afghanistan
Date Posted: 09-Sep-2017 at 12:12am

This sums up Pakistan's perspective of President Donald Trump's Afghan policy. To turn it to his advantage, Mr. Trump would have to find common ground with China and Russian Federation in forging a negotiated exit from America's Afghan quagmire. At the same time,  https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/220976065231863809?lang=en" rel="nofollow - Trump has  called out Pakistan on its duplicity of allegedly "harbouring terrorists" and urged India to play a larger role in stabilizing  https://www.cbsnews.com/feature/afghanistan-the-way-forward/" rel="nofollow - Afghanistan . Pakistan somehow was apprehensive of the outcome of Mr Trump's consultations with his generals.

Pakistan is looking to strengthen ties with countries like Turkey and China who acknowledge its sacrifices in the war against terror, its foreign minister  http://www.centcom.mil/MEDIA/PRESS-RELEASES/Press-Release-View/Article/1300116/major-general-james-linder-apology-for-distribution-of-religiously-insensitive/" rel="nofollow - said  Thursday.

Some of them are based in Afghanistan and use their bases for launching attacks into Pakistan.

But the incidents this summer in southeastern Ghazni province illustrated a practice the Afghan government and rights groups have long accused the  http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/organisations/taliban.html" rel="nofollow - Taliban  of: kidnapping children to indoctrinate as fighters at madrassas in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In fact, despite their job description, US forces do fight in combat and still take casualties. One factor is that these two successive administrations have translated the discovery of Osama bin Laden in a hideout in Pakistan (where he was killed in 2011) as Pakistan's indirect shelter for someone who was waging a war against the US. It is not only the USA, but the entire North Atlantic Treaty Organisation community, that no longer trusts Pakistan. In 2013, the US paradoxically adopted the policy of fight-and-talk simultaneously.

Many analysts and onlookers have expressed shock that the USA military could distribute such a culturally insensitive flyer after 16 years of engagement in Afghanistan. Indeed, it is not our job to sort out the Afghan Taliban or the Haqqanis, but we can not also provide them any relief by endangering our own country at the same time. Trump blames Pakistan for America's deeply flawed and failed Afghan policy. It will give the Taliban all the more reasons to continue their armed struggle. In 2010 Nato-led troops numbered 140,000 but could not secure the country from the Taliban.

"Anger at civilian casualties has been a key driver of the conflict in Afghanistan", said Emily Winterbotham, a senior research fellow at London's Royal United Services Institute. "They didn't come here to fight us, they invaded our country to force the Afghan people to stop practicing  http://www.aljazeera.com/topics/subjects/islam.html" rel="nofollow - Islam ", the Taliban member noted. In addition, the Taliban have diversified their regional links with Tehran, Moscow, Beijing and Qatar to minimize their sole reliance on Pakistan. Afghan neighbourhood, Russia, China and scholars at large believe today that, rather peace, stability and economic prosperity, the real objective of United States in Afghanistan is to maintain its long-term military presence. By that November, the Afghan capital, Kabul, was under Northern Alliance control, and the Taliban had fled to the mountains bordering Pakistan. So much for engaging the Taliban in talks, or the government in Kabul in reform. The jury is still out on who leaked the news and who benefited from it. The past fortnight has witnessed statements emanating from the Pakistan army chief, their national security council and even the senate, criticizing the US.

Freed from Indian prison in 1999 in exchange for the release of passengers of a hijacked Indian Airlines flight, Mr. Azhar is also believed to be responsible for an attack in 2001 on the Indian parliament in New Delhi that brought Pakistan and India to the brink of war. Ensuing outrage over the incident led to massive protests nationwide and the deaths of dozens, including four US military personnel,  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/US-general-in-afghanistan-apologizes-for-highly-offensive-leaflets/2017/09/06/2a412524-930b-11e7-8482-8dc9a7af29f9_story.html?utm_term=.97cf97359a06" rel="nofollow - according  to  https://www.reuters.com/article/US-afghanistan-korans/twelve-killed-in-protests-across-afghanistan-idUSTRE81K09T20120224" rel="nofollow - Reuters . That aid is a political tool that the Trump administration is leveraging to force Pakistan to cooperate.

USA engagement policy in Afghanistan, as pronounced by President Trump will rapidly convert Afghanistan as a hub of another major power playing ground.

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