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President Donald Trump is vowing to win what has seemed to be an unwinnable war.In a 26-minute address to the nation Monday, Trump alluded to more American troops deploying to Afghanistan, but refused to say how many. Victory in Afghanistan has eluded Trump's predecessors: President George W. Bush, who launched the war after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and President Barack Obama, who surged U.S. troop levels to 100,000, but ultimately failed in fulfilling his promise to bring the conflict to a close before leaving office.As Trump now takes his turn at the helm, he faces many of the same challenges that have bedeviled those previous presidents and left some U.S. officials deeply uncertain about whether victory is indeed possible.By simply sticking with the Afghan conflict, Trump's plan amounts to a victory for the military men increasingly filling Trump's inner circle and a stinging defeat for the nationalist supporters who saw in Trump a like-minded skeptic of U.S. intervention in long and costly overseas conflicts.
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