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I can win Afghan war in a week, Trump claims

I can win Afghan war in a week, Trump claims

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:53

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Donald Trump has claimed if the US wants to quickly end the Afghanistaninfo-icon war, it could do so in just a week. But that option would result in the deaths of millions.

Speaking to reporters at the White House on Monday, Trump said he would prefer to work with Pakistaninfo-icon to win the war instead of taking more drastic actions.

“If we wanted to fight a war in Afghanistan and win it, I could win that war in a week. I just don’t want to kill 10 million people,” Trump said.

“If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of Earth, it would be gone, it would be over, literally, in 10 days.”

However, the US leader hastened to explain: “I don’t want to go that route. So we’re working with Pakistan and others to extricate ourselves. Nor do we want to be policemen…”

Trump met Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday and discussed Pakistan’s assistance with bringing an end to the nearly 20-year conflict.



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