What Trump’s next moves will hurt the military
President Donald Trump’s administration has taken a more aggressive stance in its push to increase the number of troops in Afghanistan, increasing the number to more than 6,000 by the end of 2018.
The administration also signaled that it is likely to take a more expansive approach to addressing the threat posed by the Islamic State group, including establishing a new military command and a new headquarters for the U.S.-led coalition in Kabul.
The Trump administration is seeking to make up for years of neglect and underinvestment in the Afghan National Security Forces, which has been a source of frustration for the Trump administration.
Trump is seeking the return of American combat troops from the nation, but the Obama administration has been reluctant to return them to the country.
The Obama administration did not announce a new troop level for the Afghanistan mission until September, and that is when the Trump White House was trying to put together a plan for resuming the fight against the Islamic group.
The announcement that Trump will bring back troops was met with a mixed response from U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who said the U