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President Trump’s Afghanistan Surge Produces Many Casualties, Little Progress

President Donald Trump, who promised to reverse the failed foreign policy of his predecessors on the campaign trail, did a complete about face on Afghanistan after taking his place in the Oval Office. Similar to Obama, Trump committed to a troop surge in Afghanistan soon after becoming President, and the results have been deadly. “During the first nine months of 2017, the mission documented 466 civilian casualties (205 deaths and 261 injured), a 52 percent increase in civilian casualties from air strikes compared to the same period in 2016,” the U.N. mission in Afghanistan said in its report. According to… Keep Reading

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