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Frustrated Trump may reconsider Afghanistan strategy

Ashraf Ghani and Mike Pompeo
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Photo: Afghan Presidency Press Office / Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Within the next few months, the U.S. may conduct a "review of its strategy in Afghanistan," Reuters reports, citing current and former officials and advisers with direct knowledge.

The big picture: President Trump "has shown signs of frustration over the lack of progress" since last year, when he announced his strategy for continuing the war. In the last year, conditions in Afghanistan haven't significantly improved as "Afghan civilians are paying a heavy toll, the Taliban are expanding in rural areas but are unable to capture major urban centers and the capability of Afghan security forces remains in doubt," Reuters notes.