Trump's flip-flopping approach to Afghanistan has left him looking foolish and empowered the Taliban

President Donald Trump’s abrupt reversals on how to handle the insurgent Taliban in Afghanistan has left the nation in disarray, as insurgents open new offensives in at least 10 of the country’s 34 provinces.

By first planning a major reach-out to Taliban leaders — in the form of a contentious invitation to Camp David just before the 9/11 anniversary — then angrily rescinding it on Monday, Trump threw away the leverage he had, and more.

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