Clapper, Winnefeld: Trump Can’t Escape Nation Building in Afghanistan

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The first deployments of new U.S. troops will arrive in Afghanistan “pretty quickly,” the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said on Tuesday, following President Donald Trump’s announcement the U.S. will continue its long-term commitment to the country.

“What’s most important for us now is to get some capabilities in to have an impact on the current fighting season,” Gen. Joseph Votel said. 

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