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Trump Requests U.K. Nearly Double Troops in Afghanistan

Trump Requests U.K. Nearly Double Troops in Afghanistan

Jihadists groups, mainly the Taliban, have gained even more territory since the Trump administration unveiled its strategy to end the war in August 2017.

Citing anonymous officials, Reuters reports that after a “discouraging year,” the U.S. may review its Afghan strategy, which the Trump administration recently touted as a plan that is slowing down the resilient Taliban’s momentum.

Officials said Trump has shown signs of frustration over the lack of progress since he unveiled a strategy last August that committed to an open-ended deployment of U.S. military advisers, trainers and special forces and increased air support for Afghan security forces.

The White House National Security Council told Reuters that it “regularly conducts reviews” of its policies.

As of the end of March, nearly 14,000 U.S. military troops and 7,500 forces from NATO allies and non-NATO partner nations were serving in Afghanistan, according to SIGAR.

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