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Little confidence in Trump's new approach to Afghanistan

His pledge of additional US troops does not fundamentally differ from predecessors, won't change course of conflict

Mr Trump has announced an open-ended commitment to fighting the war in Afghanistan.

New Delhi

FACED with a resurgent Taleban and the growing threat from Islamic State, Afghan watchers have little confidence that US President Donald Trump's new approach to the 16-year conflict in Afghanistan will do much to alter the dynamics of America's longest war.

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