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Afghan President On Fighting The Taliban: What Was 'Impossible' Is Now 'Difficult'

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gestures as he speaks next to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Sept. 27, 2017. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani gestures as he speaks next to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg during a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Sept. 27, 2017. (Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images)
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President Trump introduced a new strategy for Afghanistan in August, with more troops on the ground and no timetable for withdrawal. This, after months of Taliban advances in the country. But in an interview with the BBC reporter Justin Rowlatt (@BBCJustinR), Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said he's confident his country's military will soon rout the Taliban.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with Rowlatt (@BBCJustinR) to get an update on the military situation there.

This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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