Afghan commanders are asking for more help from American warplanes, illustrating their dependency on American air power.
The top American commander, Gen. Austin S. Miller, says he is often asked whether the Afghan forces are ready to fight the Taliban alone. His answer? ‘They must be ready.’
The Ghani administration and the Taliban are fighting a public-relations battle, with the government taking more drastic measures to control the flow of information.
President Trump’s supporters hope he is the president to end America’s longest war.