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Canada must re-engage, stand with allies in Afghanistan

By Sakhi Naimpoor      

Trump has committed about 4,000 more U.S. combat troops, while Canada refused to boost military forces.

United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis speaks to troops serving in NATO's Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan on Sept. 28. Photograph courtesy of NATO

The Trump administration’s recent decision to re-engage in Afghanistan militarily is a symbolic move that underscores the importance of a multi-pronged approach to the ongoing war in the country. After prolonged consultations with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, United States President Donald Trump has reportedly committed about 4,000 combat troops to Afghanistan to be deployed immediately.

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