https://www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-usa/u-s-general-sets-two-year-goal-for-driving-back-afghan-taliban-idUSKBN1DK25O

U.S. Army General John Nicholson assigned to Afghanistan has made a claim that US /Afghan forces will push back the Taliban within two years. There are any similarities to the current US policy and that of the Obama2009-2011 era. I can see how success may be had once again, however I don’t believe it will solve the problem in Afghanistan.
“Many analysts, as well as current and former U.S. officials, believe that Afghanistan’s war cannot be won militarily, particularly when the Taliban benefit from safe-havens in Pakistan”(Foreign Policy). I believe what is meant by this is that beating back the Taliban is only the first part of the solution. The second part involves bringing stability back to the country. I don’ t believe the Trump administration intends to follow through with any post degraded Taliban policy in Afghanistan.

Stephanie