Video Duration 24 minutes 50 seconds
From: Inside Story

Can Trump succeed in ending the war in Afghanistan?

In announcement on new strategy, US president accuses Pakistan of harbouring ‘terrorists’ operating in Afghanistan.

US President Donald Trump has signalled more US troops will be sent to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan. He said the United States was no longer “nation-building” and that the US will “fight to win”.

Announcing his new strategy, Trump singled out Pakistan, saying it must stop providing safe havens for those he calls “terrorists”.

He also warned Islamabad that it had much to lose if it did not stop harbouring them.

Will the US president succeed in ending the US’ longest war where others have failed?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra

Guests:

Shafiq Hamdam – former NATO adviser

Ayaz Wazir – former Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan

Hardin Lang – senior fellow at the Center for American Progress