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President Trump should send more troops to Afghanistan

AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WRESTLES WITH LOCATIONS, numbers and missions for American combat deployments globally, one perennial has re-emerged near the top of the list: Afghanistan. Famously called the “Graveyard of Empires” to reflect the successive defeats of Alexander the Great, the British Raj and the Soviet Union, Afghanistan continues to vex U.S. military planners and political leaders. After perhaps a $1 trillion investment and thousands of casualties, another ask for troops is particularly unwelcome.

The question on the table is

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