August 22, 2017

Trump's new Afghan strategy rings all too familiar in longest war

Featuring Dr. Jason Dempsey

Source: Politico

Journalist Bryan Bender

President Donald Trump says he is pursuing a "dramatically" different strategy in Afghanistan that will bear better results — but some of the Pentagon's own experts expect to see few dramatic changes despite the president’s soaring promises about America's longest-ever war.

"To prosecute this war, we will learn from history," Trump said in an address to the nation Monday night, saying that America will not telegraph, as it has in past, when it will pull back from the fight. "A core pillar of our new strategy is a shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions."

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  • Dr. Jason Dempsey

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Jason Dempsey is an Adjunct Senior Fellow of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Dr. Dempsey has written extensively ...