23 Aug 2017

Trump backtracks on pledge to pull out of Afghanistan

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 23 August 2017

In 2013 Donald Trump tweeted "let's get out of Afghanistan," but now as US President he has decided it's not time to withdraw troops yet.

He's warned a hasty US withdrawal from Afghanistan would leave a vacuum for terrorists to fill. US correspondent Simon Marks joins us with the latest from Washington.