Trump’s Afghanistan plan should be judged on whether Germany plays critical role
Leader writers in the West will have to face the question of what chance Trump has in Afghanistan if the big guns in NATO don’t support him. While the EU’s dream of working alongside NATO there remains a wet one, Germany is good to go with its own EU army.
While some following Donald Trump’s rumbustious period in office might view his latest gambit in Afghanistan as one of a US president running on empty (he has yet to nail one foreign policy victory), others might see it as a sage move which he allowed his generals to formulate over many months. But aside from the baptism of baloney from Western editors who like to point out the obvious in this wretched country – often called the ‘graveyard of empires’ – there is one over-riding factor which they have all missed in their scramble to demean his latest move: international support.