ISIS and Taliban will grow in strength if US pulls out troops
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Donald Trump is already pulling US troops out of Syria, and is likely to pull them out of Afghanistan, too, assuming a tentative peace deal with the Taliban is finalised.
Although Trump initially claimed the United States had won in Syria, the real impetus for both moves is a widespread sense, shared by the US president’s supporters and critics alike, that not only aren’t we winning, but we can’t possibly win these “forever wars,” no matter how long we stay.
“There is virtually no possibility of a military victory over the Taliban and little chance of leaving behind a self-sustaining democracy,” wrote strategist and travel writer Robert D Kaplan in ‘The New York Times’.