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What should be in Trump’s plan for America’s longest war?

What should be in Trump’s plan for America’s longest war?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Since inauguration day, the Trump administration has been deliberating over what to do about the war in Afghanistan.
Tonight, the president will address the nation and reveal changes to that policy. The U.S. has almost 10,500 troops there now. More than 2,400 Americans have died and more than 17,600 have been wounded since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan after 9/11. And tens of thousands of Afghan civilians and military personnel have been killed.
For many Afghans, President Trump’s announcement can’t come soon enough.
Special correspondent Nick Schifrin starts our coverage.
(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)
NICK SCHIFRIN: In Afghanistan this weekend, an anxious country celebrated its independence day. Security was extremely tight. The government controls only half the country. Over the last couple years, violence has increased, stability has decreased. And the Afghan government says it still needs the United States.
MIRWAIS YASINI, Member of Pa

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