“We are committed to ensuring that Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists who want to commit mass murder of our citizens.
“I want to thank those nations represented here today that have joined in these crucial efforts. You are not just securing your own citizens, but saving lives and restoring hope for millions,” the American president said.
When it comes to terrorism, Trump said the US would do what is necessary to defend its citizens and borders. Efforts are on for securing the country’s immigration system as a matter of both national and economic security, he added.
“To make the world safer from rogue regimes, terrorism, and revisionist powers, we are asking our friends and allies to invest in their own defenses and to meet their financial obligations,” he said, adding that “our common security requires everyone to contribute their fair share”.
But Afghan analysts consider U.S. mission has been failed in Afghanistan as the terrorist attacks are increasing day by day.
“We again witnessed hundreds of our people were killed in the suicide attack. Of course the U.S. mission fails in Afghanistan,” said Meya Gul Khalid, military analyst.
When Trump took office, the United States was down to about 8,500 troops and the Taliban controlled about one-third of the country from havens in neighboring Pakistan.
The new president was understandably unhappy to find such a robust enemy after more than 15 years of war years that included the exploits of the Horse Soldiers, the killing of Osama bin Laden and a 33,000-troop “surge” ordered by President Barack Obama in 2009.