President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy, announced in August, loosened restrictions on American operations in Afghanistan, an effort to break the stalemate in a war now in its 17th year. Under previous rules, for instance, U.S. aircraft could target militants if they were threatening or fighting allied troops. (Special-operations forces also direct airstrikes at key figures in insurgent and terror groups, such as Islamic State.)In other words, we've decided to defeat the enemy instead of running a social justice hashtag campaign.
Under the new strategic-bombing policy, U.S. jets can attack insurgents wherever they are found, and attempt to destroy Taliban weapons caches, command facilities and revenue sources.
For the love of God, how is it possible that anyone thought you could win a war by allowing the enemy to pick the time and place of battle? Then again, wining wasn't something mentioned a whole lot in the Obama Administration.