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Trump Is Probably Right — the US Is Losing in Afghanistan

The Taliban still controls much of the country's territory

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    Trump Is Probably Right — the US Is Losing in Afghanistan
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    In this file photo, U.S. Army Soldier, SGT Kurtis Scheinder keeps watch from inside an Afghan National Army outpost on March 29, 2014 near Pul-e Alam, Afghanistan.

    President Donald Trump has expressed frustrations regarding the war in Afghanistan, and recently suggested firing the war’s top military commander, NBC News reported.

    In a meeting last month, Trump told senior administration officials “we aren’t winning. We are losing.”

    By most measures, the president is correct.

    The nearly 16 year long war — the longest in US history — has resulted in 2,216 American deaths and cost taxpayers an estimated $714 billion.

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    Meanwhile, the U.S. backed Afghan government controls less than 60 percent of the country, according to a report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan reconstruction, a government watchdog group.

    The Taliban maintains a strong hold over much of the other territory.