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USA: Cannot repeat Iraq's mistakes in Afghanistan - Trump outlines Afghan strategy02:29

USA: Cannot repeat Iraq's mistakes in Afghanistan - Trump outlines Afghan strategy

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August 22, 2017 at 02:43 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump refused to reveal the US plan on Afghanistan, saying he "will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will." He was speaking in front of military personnel, in Fort Myer, Arlington, Monday.

"Conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. America's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out," stressed the US President.

He commented on the US troops withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, underlining, "The vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for ISIS to spread, to grow, recruit and launch attacks."

"We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in Iraq," stressed Trump.

About 8,400 of US soldiers are serving in Afghanistan at the moment.

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US President Donald Trump refused to reveal the US plan on Afghanistan, saying he "will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will." He was speaking in front of military personnel, in Fort Myer, Arlington, Monday.

"Conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. America's enemies must never know our plans or believe they can wait us out," stressed the US President.

He commented on the US troops withdrawal from Iraq in 2011, underlining, "The vacuum we created by leaving too soon gave safe haven for ISIS to spread, to grow, recruit and launch attacks."

"We cannot repeat in Afghanistan the mistake our leaders made in Iraq," stressed Trump.

About 8,400 of US soldiers are serving in Afghanistan at the moment.

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