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How will Trump affect Afghanistan and Nato?

His policies could shift Germany—and finally help topple the Taliban

By Robert Fry  

United States President Donald J. Trump and Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg of NATO conduct a joint press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ©Sachs Ron/CNP/ABACA/ABACA/PA Images

The news from Afghanistan is rarely good. The Trump administration is reviewing its policy at a time when just 57 per cent of the country’s 407 districts are under government control and losses among Afghan forces in 2016 ran to an unsustainable total of 6,785. It seems that President Trump is minded to take military advice and demand a reinforcement of the Nato…

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