Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan
Current Status: In ProgressAs of
"Do I love anything about it? No. I think it's important, number one, that we keep a presence there and ideally a presence of pretty much what they're talking about -- 5,000 soldiers..."
- Donald Trump statement, October 2015
Comments that Trump has made about maintaining a presence in Afghanistan are at odds with other comments that imply a more isolationist approach to foreign entanglements. Trump's ambiguous policy statements will leave the complex situation in South Asia in an uncertain state until either he clarifies his positions or is presented with a regional crisis.
As of this update no attempt has been made to alter the U.S. troop presence or mission in Afghanistan.