The war in Afghanistan has been ongoing since the administration of then-President George W. Bush, who made a case for invading Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime in that country. However, his successor, Barack Obama, campaigned on ending the war and withdrawing from the country.
Obama did not fulfill that campaign promise, instead kicking the can down the road for President Donald Trump. Politico called the inability to end America’s involvement in Afghanistan his “sorriest legacy.”
CNN claimed that Trump “learns winning is not so easy” once he became president, after he campaigned on ending America’s involvement in Afghanistan. Although that may be true, it is an opinion by the CNN writer. Also, the writer could only suggest that Trump’s plans “hardly seem sufficiently sweeping to unlock the victory.”
Sounds like a lot of rhetoric, right?
Trump’s policy changes involve not announcing a timetable for withdrawal and not detailing troop numbers, which goes contrary to the Obama administration’s Afghanistan strategy.