Taliban warns Trump Afghanistan will be US “graveyard”
Taliban said that Afghanistan would become “another graveyard” for the US if it did not withdraw its troops. This was the group’s response to President Donald Trump’s address Monday night on his plans for the Afghanistan war. He said a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. His original instinct was to pull US forces out, but had instead decided to stay and "fight to win" to avoid the mistakes made in Iraq. The US would shift from a time-based approach to one based on conditions on the ground, adding he would not set deadlines. However, the US president warned it was not a "blank check" for Afghanistan. "America will work with the Afghan government, so long as we see commitment and progress," he said.