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US, Russia and Blackwater mercenaries plot different futures for Afghanistan
US, Russia and Blackwater mercenaries plot different futures for Afghanistan

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Saeed Naqvi

There are, meanwhile, doubts in many capitals on whether the US is truly contemplating total withdrawal. To some extent these doubts are a function of Donald Trump's confusing statements and tweets. Take his recent statement in Iraq. His troops in Iraq will enable him "to keep a check on Iran", something way outside the US-Iraq agreement. In Afghanistan too, while Khalilzad is ploughing the furrow promising one kind of crop, his President makes a totally confusing statement. Trump says he will leave behind in Afghanistan "intelligence elements". How many?

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Update: 11-February-2019

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