Eliminating timetables, and increasing reliance on Pakistan and India will be key to a new U.S. military strategy in South Asia.

It is somewhat amusing the lengths your reporters and editors will go to elevate someone with whom you agree and denigrate someone with whom you disagree. Your story reporting on President Donald Trump's speech about Afghanistan is a case in point. You felt the need to include the earth-shattering detail that he read from a teleprompter ("Officials say Trump's Afghanistan plan involves 3,900 more troops," Aug. 22). Did you mention that each and every time the previous president did so? I think not.

The Sun failed to mention that it was the first time the president formally addressed the nation as commander-in-chief. You failed to include the entirety of the president's speech elsewhere in your paper. If you had, your readers would have seen that, once again, President Trump called for us to "unify, to heal and to remain one nation under God" and said that "there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate." In essence, you failed in the single thing you are supposed to do — report the news in an objective, unbiased fashion, which comes as no great surprise, sadly, to many of your readers.

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Paul N. Jackson, Cockeysville

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