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by Muhammad Tahir
ISLAMABAD, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The United States has been involved in its
longest war in Afghanistan that started weeks after Sept. 11, 2001.
The U.S. toppled the Taliban government to punish the regime for hosting the
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Since then, most of the remnants of al-Qaida have allegedly shifted to Arab
countries but the United States and NATO allies are still fighting the Taliban
under the pretext of ensuring security in Afghanistan. However, it is widely
believed by experts that their military campaign over the past 17 years has
failed and the war has spread from the south and east to the north, raising
concerns among other countries in the region.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad
Javad Zarif on Monday agreed that "there is no military solution to the conflict
in Afghanistan and a politically negotiated settlement is imperative for lasting
peace in Afghanistan."
The two foreign ministers in a meeting in Tehran underscored the fact that
the regional countries which have vital stakes in stability in Afghanistan
should play a more proactive role in the peace efforts, an Afghan Foreign
Ministry statement said.
U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy for Afghanistan announced in late July
is widely seen as a continuation of the policies of his predecessors Barack
Obama and George W. Bush. Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai publicly
condemned Trump's approach for having no plan to press for a peaceful solution.
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still needs foreign support.
Shortly after President Trump announced his new strategy, the U.S. media
reported that 4,000 additional troops would be deployed to assist the Afghan
forces, mostly in training. The Pentagon acknowledged in August for the first
time that the U.S. has deployed about 11,000 troops in Afghanistan. U.S.
officials had previously stated that 8,400 troops were part of NATO's
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The surge in troop numbers is a strong indication that the United States
still wants to show its military commitment to defeating the Taliban and the
Islamic State (IS).
However, foreign affairs and regional experts disagree with the approach and
insist that the United States should work towards negotiations with the Taliban.
Former Pakistani ambassador Ayaz Wazir said the United States has achieved
nothing despite spending billions of dollars and losing the lives of numerous
"I think the U.S. efforts in Afghanistan today are the same as where they
were in 2001. The situation has not moved forward even an inch," Wazir told
Xinhua on Monday.
Wazir, who has served as director general of the Afghan Desk at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, argued that the United States should join hands
with the regional countries to promote reconciliation in the war-ravage country.
When asked about his views on a solution to the Afghan problem, the former
diplomat said negotiations with the Taliban is the onl.