The Taliban has gained some ground in afghanistan lately, so, America will send more military personnel. There are already more than 8,000 U.S. special forces in that country, but 3,000 more will join according to a report by the BBC. The American military operations in that country officially ended in 2014, but Washington keeps backing the Afghan Government. Jim Mattis, the US Defence Secretary, stated that America needs more soldiers to fight against the Taliban. US President Donald Trump said that the special forces would stay there as long as possible, and he believes that leaving that country would be a mistake.

On the other hand, the Taliban threatened to make Afghanistan a graveyard for foreigners.

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General John Nicholson, the senior US commander in Afghanistan, requested more soldiers a few months ago to keep supporting the local government. Not long ago, Donald Trump opposed the idea of staying longer in Afghanistan according to a report by the BBC. The US President even stated that America had lost a lot of money and blood in that country and that the Afghan government had no appreciation for this. During the administration of President Obama, Trump always stated that the US needed to leave Afghanistan.

Avoid a collapse

Donald Trump modified the policy in 2016, and he said that the military intervention in Afghanistan had been a mistake but leaving this country would be worse.

American troops in Afghanistan will help prevent a collapse, and Trump said last month that US soldiers would remain there to "kill terrorists" instead of rebuilding that country. In 2011, there were more than 100,000 US military members in Afghanistan.

A difficult situation

The Taliban has fought against the Afghan government for a long time, and this has been a battle where foreign countries have remained involved.

It's been hard for the local government because 16 years after the invasion led by the United States, we can see that the local government just controls 50 percent of the country. Trump decided to change its policy in this country because he knows that the future of the democracy and a stable government in this area is at risk.

A stalemate

According to a report by the Voice of America, the Pentagon considers that the current situation in Afghanistan is a stalemate. The US sent soldiers there to fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida after the attacks against Washington and New York in 2001. Trump is cooperating with the US military to evaluate the operations in Afghanistan.

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