The president admitted: ‘My original instinct was to pull out’ but said he’d bowed to advice from officials, and claimed he’d take a much tougher line with Pakistan

Donald Trump said he would continue to expand US military intervention in Afghanistan, bowing to advice from his top officials to raise the stakes once more in the 16-year conflict.

Trump also claimed he would take a much tougher line than Barack Obama’s administration with Pakistan, accusing of the country of harbouring terrorist groups and warning that Islamabad would have “much to lose” if it continued.

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