Washington: US president Donald Trump opened the door to an increase in American troop numbers in Afghanistan on Monday night as part of a new strategy for the region, arguing against a hasty withdrawal from America’s longest military conflict.
Its time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to fight terror: Donald Trump
— ANI (@ANI) August 22, 2017
Trump, in a prime-time televised address, said his new approach was aimed at preventing Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for militants bent on attacking the United States. He also laid out a tougher approach to US policy towards Pakistan.
The US president, in his speech on Afghanistan policy, also sought more role for India in the war-torn country.