South Asia | Trump's new Afghan policy sees ally Pakistan cast aside

Trump’s new Afghan policy sees ally Pakistan cast aside

Islamabad is likely to lose military aid and its special status as a non-NATO US ally. The chances of a new troop surge bringing success, following a volte face from the US President, already looked slim

August 23, 2017 12:13 PM (UTC+8)
US soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan's Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Photo: Reuters / Goran Tomasevic
US soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan's Paktika province, near the border with Pakistan. Photo: Reuters / Goran Tomasevic
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