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Trump stumbles into another decade of war in the MideastWhile we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation, and President Trump's latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in American foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling its way into another decade of war in the greater Middle East. In Afghanistan, Trump has delegated the details of a mini-surge of 4,000 more troops to Defense Secretary James Mattis and other senior military leaders.The U.S. has been in Afghanistan for 16 years. What will an additional 4,000 troops now achieve that 130,000 troops could not?In Yemen, the United States is now more actively engaged in a conflict that has little connection to the war against radical Islamic terror. During the campaign, Trump seemed to be genuinely reflective about America's role in the Middle East.
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