Hamid Karzai

Trump at war: Troops first, strategy later

Trump at war: Troops first, strategy later

Our view: Success in America’s longest war has proved elusive for years; that won’t change if we don’t even know what we’re trying to accomplish

Sixteen years after a U.S.-led coalition overthrew the Taliban, Afghanistan is still a dangerous, chaotic place.

This month alone, three American soldiers, including Sgt. Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, were killed and eight others were wounded in attacks by supposedly allied Afghan forces. A massive truck bomb exploded in the capital of Kabul, killing 150...

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