Trump administration’s new statement on assuaging the Afghan crisis calls for increased support from India.
The US war on Afghanistan began in October 2001, the month after the September 11 terrorist attacks on American soil. The war, the longest in American history, targeted al-Qaida that carried out the terror attacks and the Taliban administration that supported the extremist organisation. After US troops toppled the Taliban administration to replace it with a pro-American government, security in Afghanistan continued to deteriorate. The US has found itself in a quagmire in the country—where the British and the Soviet Union had earlier burnt their fingers.