31 Jul '17, 9am

As Trump Ponders Afghanistan, Minerals Loom Large

As Trump Ponders Afghanistan, Minerals Loom Large

As Trump Ponders Afghanistan, Minerals Loom Large William Gallo - VOA News A general view of Mes Aynak valley, 40 kilometers (25 miles) southwest of Kabul, Afghanistan. The Afghan government is trying to grab President Donald Trump’s attention by dangling its massive, untouched wealth of minerals, including lithium, the silvery metal used in mobile phone and computer batteries considered essential to modern life. There are also deposits of coal, copper and rare earth elements. What does a president who campaigned on an "America First" foreign policy do with the longest war in U.S. history? That is the dilemma for Donald Trump as the White House conducts a policy review of Afghanistan, where U.S. troops have fought for nearly 16 years. With Trump skeptical of committing more troops to what some see as an unwinnable war, one idea has come to the forefront: using Western comp...

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